A Commentary on the United Nations Convention on the Rights by Ziemele, I.

By Ziemele, I.

This quantity constitutes a remark on Article 7 of the United international locations conference at the Rights of the kid. it truly is a part of the sequence, "A remark at the United countries conference at the Rights of the Child", which supplies a piece of writing by way of article research of all major, organizational and procedural provisions of the CRC and its not obligatory Protocols. for each article, a comparability with comparable human rights provisions is made, through an in-depth exploration of the character and scope of nation duties deriving from that article. The sequence constitutes a necessary instrument for actors within the box of kid's rights, together with lecturers, scholars, judges, grassroots staff, governmental, non- governmental and overseas officials. The sequence is subsidized via the Belgian Federal technological know-how coverage workplace.

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C. (note 53), paras. 81–82. 77 CRC Committee, Concluding Observations: Jordan (UN Doc. 21, 1994), para. 11; L. c. (note 62), p. 241. 78 CRC Committee, Concluding Observations: Lebanon (UN Doc. 54, 1996), para 15. 79 CRC Committee, Concluding Observations: Libya (UN Doc. 84, 1998), para. 18. SCOPE OF ARTICLE 7 25 under consideration. It also states that to the extent that there are applicable international obligations, domestic procedures have to comply with these obligations. The granting of nationality to children is not a matter that falls exclusively within the domestic affairs of States.

First, the provisions of such legislation could be discriminatory in themselves. They might deprive persons of nationality on discriminatory grounds or prevent persons from acquiring nationality on discriminatory grounds. Second, the lack of nationality may serve as a basis for discrimination. Even if nonnationals, in principle, should enjoy almost all human rights, including social and economic benefits where applicable, the problems may and do arise. The Human Rights Committee in its Comment No.

The CRC Committee has pointed out some specific problems that have generated statelessness of children and that are contrary to the CRC. 79 The human rights standard under the CRC and the other international human rights instruments listed above provide a uniform answer to these instances. Children cannot be deprived of their nationality or the right to acquire nationality and be rendered stateless for reasons of the legal or social status of their parents. 48. Switzerland has made a reservation, similar to Liechtenstein, stating that the granting of a nationality will follow domestic procedures.

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