CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 34

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: Revise local laws and the British Nationality Act in overseas territories to secure migrant children’s right to a birth certificate.

Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party encourage its overseas territories to revise the local legislation and the British Nationality Act in order to guarantee the right of migrant children, in particular those children born in the territories, to a birth certificate.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

7 (registration, name, nationality, care), 8 (preservation of identity)

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