CRC Article = 7(1)
The right of the child to be registered immediately after birth is set forth in Article 7(1) of the CRC. The purpose of this right is to promote recognition and protection of the child's legal personality. Registration of birth is regarded as one of the most effective methods of protecting the child's identity. It can reduce the danger of abduction, sale of or traffic in children, and can facilitate the tracing of the parents or other family members of unaccompanied refugee children. Birth registration of refugee children born in host States is also of importance because it enables date and place of birth to be conclusively established, thereby activating certain rights, including those rights which are dependent upon nationality and personal status.
Name Preservation of identity