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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 March 2011, the Committee finalised its consideration of case (called communication) 002/2009 which Nubian children […]

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Citizenship rights for children – Kenya

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. […]

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Citizenship rights – Kenya

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, explicitly to Kenyan Nubians. But they did not grant them colony citizenship as they […]

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