The Centre for Child Law, Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (the Institute) submitted comments to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) regarding South Africa’s compliance with the right of every child to acquire a nationality under Article 7 CRC and preserve their nationality under Article 8 CRC.

This submission draws on South Africa’s international obligations, the previous periodic country report of South Africa to the CRC Committee and recommendations. It further provides an expose of the relevant South African legislation and the position of the authors.