Excerpts of other relevant standards and recommendations

In addition to the CRC, various other international instruments also have provisions related to the child’s right to a nationality. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognises the right to a nationality in its Article 15. This right is reaffirmed across many core UN human rights conventions, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR Article 24), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD Article 5), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Article 9), the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CRMW Article 29) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Article 18). This means that other human rights mechanisms also play an important role in helping to address childhood statelessness. See also the Toolkit section on the Right to a Nationality

This section of the Toolkit presents some relevant excerpts from other Treaties, Treaty Bodies, the Universal Periodic Review and Special Procedures that relate to the child’s right to a nationality and the protection of stateless children. Please note that this is not a comprehensive selection. Click on the download button for a PDF overview of Relevant excerpts of other Treaties, Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures.