Out of the Shadows: Towards ensuring the rights of stateless persons and persons at risk of statelessness in Kenya

Published: 1/Jul/2010
Source: Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Study commissioned by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights(KNCHR) in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The study examines the issue of statelessness within the Kenyan context. Drawing on fieldwork, it evaluates the human rights violations faced by stateless persons or those at risk of statelessness in the country. The study shows that these persons face difficulties in their quest to enjoy fundamental rights and freedoms relating to work, movement, education, property and health. The study makes specific policy, legal and administrative recommendations to various state and non state actors thatcould alleviate these challenges as well as reduce the occurrence and the populationof stateless persons or persons at risk of statelessness. Download file: here

Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Identity Documents, Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports, Statelessness
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2010