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Citizenship rights for children – Kenya

By March 25, 2010 September 16th, 2019 No Comments

ACERWC Communication

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 challenges convincing the Kenyan government to grant them citizenship when they come of age. This discriminatory practice of the Kenya government is also contrary to Kenyan law as Nubians are de jure citizens.

IHRDA and Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) have filed a communication in 2009 before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC).