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 […]

A Study on Statelessness and Risks of Statelessness in Malawi

Published: 22/Mar/2023
Source: UNHCR

Background and context The Ministry of Homeland and Security’s Department for Refugees which is responsible for managing refugees and asylum seekers engaged the Consultant to undertake a study on statelessness and the risks of statelessness in Malawi. The engagement followed […]

Egypt: Dissidents Abroad Denied Identity Documents

Published: 13/Mar/2023
Source: Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – The Egyptian authorities in recent years have systematically refused to provide or renew the identity documents of dozens of dissidents, journalists, and human rights activists living abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. The refusal is apparently intended to […]

UNHCR Campaign to End Statelessness Update October – December 2022

Published: 15/Feb/2023
Source: UNHCR

Extracts relevant to Africa: Implementation of the Global Action Plan Action 1: Resolve existing major situations of statelessness On 12 December, during Kenya’s 59th Jamhuri Day (Independence day) celebrations, President Dr. William Ruto announced that the Government will “initiate modalities […]

Malawi ID Roadmap

Published: 7/Dec/2022
Source: ID4Africa

Supplement to ID4Africa livecast discussion with Principal Secretary – NRB Mphatso Sambo Download:

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 and its Risk in Angola and for Angolans Living Abroad

Published: 1/Dec/2022
Source: UNHCR

By Michael Offermann Summary Angola has actively embraced the 10-year #IBelong campaign do eradicate statelessness that UNHCR launched in 2014. The country participated in the 2017 Regional Conference of the Members States of the International Conference of the Great Lakes […]

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