‘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/Jun/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/Dec/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 […]

The Arduous Journey of the Makonde to Kenyan Citizenship

Published: 9/Nov/2016
Source: CRAI blog

By Diana Gichengo The Makonde community in Kenya arrived in the country in the 1940s mainly as laborers in sugar and sisal plantations at the coast from Mozambique, majority of them settled in Tanzania while the rest were left in […]

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, […]

Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging

Published: 20/Oct/2016
Source: CRAI blog

By Lucy Hovil Drawing on seven years of research by IRRI, my book, Refugees, Conflict and the Search for Belonging has just been published (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2016). Although the focus is on East and Central Africa, the book has […]

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