Zimbabwe: Children born to ‘alien’ parents fail to get birth certificates

Published: 5/Nov/2019
Source: Newsday (Harare)


THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has noted that a significant number of children born to alien parents are undocumented, thereby hindering their enjoyment of fundamental rights such as education and health.

Speaking at a Press briefing at Chinhoyi University of Technology yesterday, ZHRC deputy chairperson Ellen Sithole said accessing national documents such as birth certificates was a huge challenge countrywide, affecting many people, particularly in mining and farming communities.

“Access to documentation is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the Constitution of Zimbabwe which facilitates the enjoyment of other human rights,” she said.

“Lack of access to birth certificates by a significant part of our population is of great concern to the commission from a human rights perspective.”

Read further: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2019/11/children-born-to-alien-parents-fail-to-get-birth-certificates/

Themes: Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2019