Is litigation in African states establishing a right to dual citizenship?

Published: 30/Juin/2023
Source: GLOBALCIT, European University Institute

Bronwen Manby (European University Institute) On 13 June 2023, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal found to be unconstitutional the requirement established by the Citizenship Act for adults who voluntarily acquire another citizenship to gain permission to hold dual citizenship from the minister of […]

Dual Citizenship in Africa: Liberia in comparative context

Published: 4/Jan/2022
Source: GLOBALCIT, European University Institute

Contribution to: GLOBALCIT Review Symposium of Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa, Robtel Neajai Pailey Bronwen Manby, London School of Economics African states have shared the global trend to permit dual citizenship. Whereas in the 1960s most of the […]

‘Legal identity for all’: What’s at stake for democracy in Africa

Published: 21/Mar/2021
Source: Democracy in Africa

By Bronwen Manby In September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), painstakingly elaborated by the combined mass of global development actors, established the target that states should, by 2030, ‘provide legal identity for all, including birth registration’. The SDG target […]

IRRI hosts meeting in Kampala on the draft protocol on the right to a nationality

Published: 14/Juin/2018
Source: International Refugee Rights Initiative

On Wednesday 2 May 2018, the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) with support from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), organised a workshop in Uganda on the Right to Nationality, ahead of the second meeting of African Union’s Member States Experts […]

Birth registration of South Sudanese refugee children: the view from Uganda

Published: 4/Déc/2017
Source: CRAI Blog / International Refugee Rights International

By Yotam Gidron, International Refugee Rights Initiative In August 2014, eight months after the war in South Sudan began, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) described it as “a war on the children of […]

Le chemin laborieux des Makondé vers la nationalité Kenyane

Published: 9/Nov/2016
Source: CRAI blog

Par Diana Gichengo, Membre de la Coalition sur la Droit à la Nationalité et l’Apatridie en Afrique La communauté Makondé au Kenya s’est installée dans le pays durant les années 1940s principalement comme ouvriers dans les plantations de sucre et […]

Remembering Adam Hussein Adam

Published: 7/Nov/2016
Source: CRAI Blog

By Achieng Akena These lives we lead, these struggles we fight – they are not without a cost that is very personal to each of us. A cost to our health, our relationships… and sometimes we pay the ultimate price, […]

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