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The Invisibility of Unregistered Children, intervention of the UINL at the World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week 2019

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The Invisibility of Unregistered Children, intervention of the UINL at the World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week 2019

08/11/2019

Mrs. Frédéric Varin and Mrs. Marie-Florence Zampiero-Bouquemont, notaries and international expert for the International Union of Notaries (UINL) spoke during the conference “Stateless- The Invisibility of Unregistered Children during the World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week 2019 - Rights, Technology and Development.

The Conference held on November 5, underlined that “One in three children under the age of five do not officially exist” whereas “The international Covenant on civil and political rights of 1966 states that every child must be registered immediately after birth and must have a name.

Deprived from their fundamental right to get their identity recognized and registered, those children therefore cannot access basic public services such as health or education. They become the victims of the most sordid traffics or abuses. 

As part of its social function of public officer, the Notariat worldwide, and notably the Association du Notariat Francophone, is involved in legislative reforms and action plans intended to guarantee the registration and issuance of civil status certificate to thousands of children with no identity at this day. 

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