These policy briefs are designed to explore specific issues through the protective lens of the child’s right to identity as established in article 8 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (i.e. name, nationality and family relations).

In their concise format, these policy briefs seek to complement the existing work of other stakeholders and where possible, reference is made to their work, with a view of facilitating a holistic approach to protecting children’s rights. As such, the policy briefs do not purport to provide a comprehensive analysis of all children’s rights at stake such as non-discrimination, right to survival and development, health, education and other rights.