NGOs and Experts

DIGITAL ID : Prospects And Challenges For Somalia

Published: 15/May/2023
Source: Heritage Institute (Mogadishu)

Advances in technology and improvements in connectivity have given governments new capabilities, such as digitizing records, capturing biometrics, and automating processes. These improvements have enabled new concepts such as digital identity that allow human data to be converted into a […]

Digital Identity and the legal obligation to conduct a human rights impact assessment in Kenya

Published: 1/Apr/2023
Source: University of California, Berkeley’s International Human Rights Law Clinic and Haki Na Sheria Initiative

Introduction Famously described as “the right to have rights,” nationality – and the identity documentation to prove this nationality – are fundamental rights in and of themselves, and operate as requirements to access a huge swath of government services and […]

Report on citizenship law : Togo

Published: 29/Jun/2022
Source: GLOBALCIT, European University Institute

By Michael OFFERMANN 1. Introduction Togo is a narrow, oblong country in West Africa, roughly 50 km wide and 650 km long, situated between Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso. It is made up of about two thirds of the territory […]

Report on citizenship law : Sudan

Published: 29/Jun/2022
Source: GLOBALCIT, European University Institute

By Mohamed Abdelsalam BABIKER 1. Introduction This report analyses citizenship laws in Sudan in their historical context. The report sheds some light on the colonial legal frameworks and policies during the British-Egyptian condominium (1899–1956) but focuses primarily on the constitutional […]

Rapport sur le droit de la nationalité : Madagascar

Published: 29/Jun/2022
Source: GLOBALCIT, European University Institute

Par: Ando Lova Razafiarison, Laurent Andrianasolo Ratsimatahotrarivo, Richmond Zafera & Noro Ravaozanany Introduction Le retour de Madagascar à l’indépendance marque le coup d’envoi de l’instauration du régime de nationalité du pays. A bien des égards, l’on s’attendait à ce que […]

Surveillance-enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar

Published: 28/Jun/2022
Source: Centre for Internet and Society, India

Research and Writing by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari In the recent past, political justifications for national biometric identity systems has shifted from security and terrorism to the promotion of human development and social and economic inclusion, particularly for the […]

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.  

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