Gambia Children’s Act, 2005
The Gambia Children’s Act recognises that every child has the right ‘to acquire nationality’ (Article 8). The act holds that birth registration shall be done in accordance with the relevant law (7(2), namely the Birth, Death and Marriage Registration Act). Section 7(1) of the act also provides that ‘every child has the right to a name and accordingly, shall be given a name on his or her birth or on such other dates as is dictated by the culture of his or her parents or guardians’.
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