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Press Release: CSOs Call for AU Member States to Support the Adoption of Protocol on the Right to a Nationality in Africa

By May 3, 2018September 12th, 2019No Comments

Banjul, 7 May 2018

“African States should seize the opportunity to set clear standards on the recognition of nationality and the eradication of statelessness”, urged a coaltion of African civil society organisations working on the issue.

Member States are meeting in Abidjan, 7-11 May 2018, to discuss the text of a draft protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Specific Aspects of the Right to a Nationality and the Eradication of Statelessness in Africa.

The draft protocol was adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in 2015, and formally submitted to the African Union in May 2017.

Details at Press Release on Abidjan Meeting on Nationality-Statelessness Protocol – May 2018