Children’s Right to Nationality

Kohn, S. (2011). Children’s Right to Nationality. Open Society Justice Initiative.

The most important international legal instrument protecting children’s right to nationality is the Convention on the Rights of the Child, given that nearly every country around the globe has signed and ratified it. Article 7 of the Convention guarantees the right of all children to acquire a nationality.1 Although the right itself is clear, the way it operates, and in particular, the obligation to implement, are not.

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