Intergovernmental Bodies

Addressing Statelessness Through the Rule of Law

Published: 6/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR / IDLO

More than 4.3 million people are stateless—that is, they are not recognized as a national by any country. Stateless people are often denied access to education, health care, employment, property ownership, freedom of movement, and political participation, and they are […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update July-September 2022

Published: 5/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Top events and news• Liberia becomes the third country since the start of the #IBelong Campaign to reform legislation to grant women and men equal rights in passing on their nationality to their children.• Nigeria adopts […]

Statelessness in Southern Africa Quarterly Newsletter: Q3 2022

Published: 22/Nov/2022
Source: Southern Africa Nationality Network / UNHCR / Lawyers for Human Rights

This quarterly newsletter includes highlights on the Global Action Plan to End Statelessness, and news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kingdom of Eswatini,  Kingdom of Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Republic of Congo, South Africa and  Zambia. DRC: […]

A Statistical Update on Birth Registration in Africa

Published: 21/Oct/2022
Source: UNICEF

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 placed birth registration firmly on the international development agenda. It includes a dedicated target (16.9) under Goal 16 – namely, to provide legal […]

Zimbabwe: Country Report

Published: 1/Oct/2022
Source: Asylum Research Centre for UNHCR

October 2022 (COI between 1st January 2020 and 31st August 2022) Background: This report presents Country of Origin Information (COI) on Zimbabwe focusing on a range of profiles identified to be of relevance in refugee status determination for Zimbabwean nationals. […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update April-June 2022

Published: 5/Aug/2022
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Top events and news • 15 civil society and legal aid organizations established the Eastern Africa Nationality Network. • Three pledges from the 2019 High Level Segment on Statelessness were fully or partially implemented in Georgia, […]

CEDAW Concluding observations: Morocco 2022

Published: 4/Jul/2022
Source: CEDAW Committee

Concluding observations on the combined fifth and sixth periodic reports of Morocco CEDAW/C/MAR/CO/5-6 Extract: Nationality 29.The Committee welcomes the withdrawal by the State party of its reservations with respect to article 9 (2) of the Convention. Nevertheless, the Committee is […]

Southern Africa Statelessness Newsletter Q1 2022

Published: 6/Jun/2022
Source: Southern African Nationality Network (SANN) & UNHCR

Quarterly statelessness newsletter for Southern Africa. The newsletter features updates from organisations and institutions working towards the eradication of statelessness in the region and highlights key developments, recent trends and emerging concerns. Download in English, French & Portuguese.  

UNHCR Operational Update: Rwanda / February 2022

Published: 27/May/2022
Source: UNHCR

Highlights: B. The National Statelessness Taskforce started the implementation of a training and awareness-raising exercise on statelessness for over 3000 government officials at District, Sector and Cell levels. Download:

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