The African Union Approach to the Right to a Nationality in Africa

Published: 1/Jan/2017
Source: Department of Political Affairs African Union Commission

«Statelessness Impact on Africa’s Development and the Need for its Eradication»

undated: approx. 2017


24. By opting to have a protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Specific Aspects of the Right to Nationality and the Eradication of Statelessness in Africa, the African Union is thereby pursuing the development of a legal platform to safeguard the fundamental rights of thousands, if not millions, of Africans on this Continent, and also respond to the denial of the right to nationality, which is one of the root causes of many crises in Africa.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, African standards, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Statelessness
Regions: Pan Africa
Year: 2017