The Socio-Legal Implications of Birth Registration of a Child in Cameroon: A Concerted Initiative

  • AYUK MACBERT NKONGHO University of Dschang

Abstract

Children represent proof of manhood or womanhood in the society. The right of the child to birth registration is a prerequisite obligation any parents owe to the child after birth. Birth registration of a child is a fundamental right recognized under international law as well as domestic legislations in most civilized nations under pain of sanctions for non-compliance. The paper took an eagle eye view on the child rights to birth registration in the Cameroonian legal system. The paper also examines the need for birth registration and the socio-legal implications for nonregistration of childbirth in Cameroon and concludes with some robust recommendations for policy formulation which it effectively implemented, will go a milestone to guarantee the protection of birth registration of a child in Cameroon.

Published
2019-07-19
How to Cite
NKONGHO, AYUK MACBERT. The Socio-Legal Implications of Birth Registration of a Child in Cameroon: A Concerted Initiative. Journal of Family and Adoption Law, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 30-46, july 2019. Available at: <http://lawjournals.stmjournals.in/index.php/jfal/article/view/291>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2019.

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