BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES CITIZENSHIP & NATIONALITY CAMPAIGN
We are campaigning to pressure the respective governments of the United Kingdom, and its British Overseas Territories, in providing equal & equitable recognition for citizenship & nationality rights, for children, (now adults,) born abroad, illegitimately (where father did not marry the mother), before 1st July 2006, to British Overseas Territories born fathers. We are asking for a retrospective route to registering our births for nationality purposes.
Despite it being the 21st century, the British Nationality Act 1981 ("BNA") still refuses to recognize the validity of British Overseas Territories' father’s [the parental line] when it comes to him passing down his British Overseas Territories citizenship by descent to his child. The same discrimination, however, does not apply to British Overseas Territories mothers [the maternal line] and her children. After 1st July 2006, nationality discrimination does not apply to either parent.
We understand the consultation has now taken place, and are hoping the current government will take this matter in a new immigration bill. Despite our representations, we are still none the wiser if they will in-fact remedy this injustice?
How can you have the same nationality law treating the same people, its flesh & blood, born under the same circumstance treat unequally?
Despite this issue being raised in reportsby the Joint Committee for Human Rights "JHCR", and Foreign Affairs Committee "FAC." We do not understand why the government continues to drag its feet in remedying this unfair state of play. The longer they take, adds to the already sense of humiliation we feel at being treated as less-than, and unworthy of official recognition. It denies us the fundamental human right to a family & home life and free movement. We are viewed as strangers & visitors in our father's homelands.
Please help us by contacting your local UK MP's, BOT Governors & local territories government leaders, to demand they remedy this hurtful piece of discrimination. You can make a difference and be part of a historic change.
Here are the latest questions and answers asked by Baroness Lister, and replied to by Baroness Williams of Trafford, (Home Office Minister.) Baroness Lister, along with the late Lord Eric Avebury, are avvid campaigners for the removal of unequal treatment when it comes...
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