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Legal and regulatory frameworks

Important CRVS laws

A legal framework for civil registration plays an important role in delivering the basic human rights set out in United Nations declarations, covenants and resolutions. These include the right of all individuals to be registered, the right to be given an identity from birth to death, the right of a child to know the names of their parents, the right to non-discrimination by reason of birth, and the right of a child to a nationality.

The most notable declarations, covenants and resolutions are:

By introducing civil registration and supporting it with proper legislation, countries are automatically enacting these aspects of international human rights legislation.



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Republic of the Northern Marianas Commonwealth (2006). Vital Statistics Act of 2006.


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