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Policy Brief to ACERWC on Nationality Rights of the Nubian Child

By: 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 in Kenya’s national civil registration and identity documentation procedures. This is a report on the implementation of the Nubian minors’ decision of 2011 by ACERWC.

This report features case data from the Nubian Rights Forum paralegal project in Kibera from 2013 till date. This policy report shows how paralegal data could be used in regional and international bodies in keeping office bearers and the government officers accountable.