Tell Nepal Not to Deny Citizenship to its Children
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Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of Nepal
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Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Government of Nepal
Minister of Women, Children & Social Welfare

Tell Nepal Not to Deny Citizenship to its Children

    1. Petition by

      L M

      Berkeley, CA

Nepal is in the midst of a constitutional renovation which, the government contends, promises to grant more rights to its people. Yet the current draft of the Nepali constitution  contains draconian and dangerous citizenship laws that threaten to strip thousands of Nepali children of their citizenship.

As it's currently drafted, Nepali children could only gain citizenship if they were able to prove that both parents are/were Nepali citizens. But what about orphans? Children of one foreign and one Nepali parent? Children of unknown parentage?  Children whose parents have lost their papers? Already, at least 800,000 Nepalis lack citizenship certificates, and this new constitutional provision would only worsen the crisis of statelessness in Nepal.

As Human Rights Watch urged this month, Nepal must broaden its provisions for citizenship to prevent a massive crisis of statelessness, and a colossal abuse of international human rights. Sign this petition to tell Nepali Government Ministers that you agree.

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      Alex DiBranco
      Petition Organizer

      As I write this, Nepal is in the midst of a constitutional renovation which, the government contends, promises to grant more rights to its people. Yet the current draft of the Nepali constitution  contains draconian and dangerous birthright laws...

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      • over 3 years ago

      It seems every country is on a rampage to harm children!

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