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Comparison with Related International Human Rights Provisions

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The 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Article 1 determines racial discrimination. Article 20 deals with the right to nationality recognizing that every person has the right to a nationality. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has dealt with several issues related to the rights of a child in the framework of Article 8 of the ECHR dealing with the right to family life and privacy. The UN Human Rights Committee has emphasised that the duty to register a child is closely linked with the right of a child to special measures of protection and ‘it is designed to promote recognition of the child’s legal personality. The obligation to register a child is linked to the decision on the nationality of a child.

Keywords: CERD; child’s legal personality; European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR); UN Human Rights Committee



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