Stateless Africans a step closer to citizenship thanks to UM doctoral student

Published: 19/Oct/2015
Source: Maastricht University

Thanks to an external doctoral student under the supervision of professor René de Groot at Maastricht University, the future is looking a little bit brighter for the millions of Africans living without an official nationality. On 20 October, British scholar and lobbyist Bronwen Manby will receive her doctoral degree from UM. Her dissertation describes the current legal circumstances governing citizenship in 54 African countries and argues for adopting a protocol in the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The African Law Commission is now about to adopt this protocol.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2015