Namibia: Parents of stateless twins take case to high court

Published: 25/Mar/2021
Source: (Windhoek)

By Eba Kandovazu

THE parents of twin babies, Paula and Maya, have approached the High Court in Windhoek to seek an order that will compel the Namibian Government to grant the newborn pair citizenship.

Guillermo Delgado was accompanied by his father when they arrived at the Windhoek High Court this morning, while his Namibian husband, Phillip Lühl, is currently still stuck in Durban, South Africa, with their twins that were born this month via surrogacy.

The surrogate mother carried Paula and Maya Delgado Lühl to term and gave birth on 13 March 2021 in Durban.

The parents of the twin girls approached the High court after the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security refused to issue travel documents to the twins to enter Namibia, as the country does not recognise same-sex marriages nor surrogacy.

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Themes: Birth Registration, Statelessness
Regions: Namibia
Year: 2021