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As Africa marks the Day of the African Child, the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) joins the Nubian community in Kenya to celebrate a first victory in their long struggle for citizenship. Nubian children have a [...]Read More...
Kenya violates African Children’s Charter as Nubian children suffer discrimination and statelessness
Kenya has been found in violation of the rights of Nubian children to non-discrimination, nationality and protection against statelessness by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. In a landmark decision issued on 25 [...]Read More...
Article 6, especially sub-article 4, of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child guarantees the rights of every African child to a nationality at birth. Nubian children in Kenya are born stateless, and face daunting [...]
ACmHPR Communication 317/06 Nubian Community in Kenya / Kenya
Kenyan Nubians entered Kenya as part of the colonial British King’s African Rifles (KAR) in the late 19th century. The British colonial authorities allocated land, including the settlement of Kibera in Nairobi, [...]