Laura Bingham

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A Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity

Namati and Open Society Justice Initiative, in cooperation with UNHCR

Today, 1.1 billion people around the world lack legal identity documentation. Without it, they cannot vote, access healthcare, or go to school—and are at risk of becoming stateless. Entire communities—especially the poor and members of minority groups—may lack documentation, leaving them legally and politically invisible. The lack of effective citizenship prevents millions from realizing their...

Guía para Trabajadores Comunitarios Cómo Documentar la Nacionalidad y Otras Formas de Identidad Jurídica

Namati y Open Society Justice Initiative, en cooperación con UNHCR

Actualmente, 1.100 millones de personas en el mundo no cuentan con documentos que acrediten su identidad legal. Sin esto, no pueden votar, acceder a atención de la salud o ir a la escuela, y se exponen al riesgo de ser apátridas. Puede haber comunidades enteras—sobre todo de sectores de bajos recursos y miembros de minorías—sin...

Policy Brief to ACERWC on Nationality Rights of the Nubian Child

Laura Bingham, Nubian Rights Forum, Namati Citizenship Team, Open Society Justice Initiative

In September 2011, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) published its first ever decision on a communication, in favor of the Nubian community in Kenya, recommending that Kenya undertake a series of actions to remedy the operation and lasting effects of systemic discriminatory treatment of this community...