Advocates for International Development are delighted to invite you to the third session of our 2016 Knowledge Group on the Rule of Law.
Access to Nationality: Statelessness, identity documents, technology and the law
This year our Rule of Law Knowledge Group focuses on Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
Our first session introduced the Rule of Law and legal identity as specified in SDG 16.9: “legal identity for all”. Our second session focused on the connected issue of statelessness and lack of proof of legal identity, and discussed how laws can both lead to statelessness and help to eradicate this phenomenon.
In our third session we will aim to address the following questions:
How can the concept a “legal identity for all” both include and exclude?
What are the interconnections between statelessness, discrimination and racism?
What issues exist regarding access to national identity documents in African countries?
What are the consequences of new (biometric) identification systems?
What legal tools are available for people whose citizenship is contested, or who want to secure documentation?
This session will involve some group discussion to explore how the law can be used to address discrimination in access to nationality and documentation.
We are proud to announce our panel of speakers for this event:
Dr Bronwen Manby, Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and independent consultant in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
Carl Soderbergh, Director of Policy and Communications for Minority Rights Group
Simon Cox, Legal Officer for the Open Society Foundations’ Justice Initiative, specialising in migration. (previously: Doughty Street Chambers)
Join us for drinks and networking after the event!
Group Coordinator: Claire Fourel, Associate Partner and International Pro Bono Manager, Ashurst LLP.
This Knowledge Group is free and open to all those with a strong interest in the role of the law in promoting sustainable and fair development and human rights.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact A4ID's Learning Department: email@example.com