Good character requirement in children's citizenship claims

In 2014 the SLF funded research into systemic obstacles to children's registration as British citizens. See the report here.

Recently, estimates have shown that as many as 400 children have been denied citizenship for failing to satisfy the good character requirement since it was introduced in 2006. Read more in the Guardian piece.

The Project for Registering Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), Runnymede Trust and Amnesty International UK have prepared a joint, short note. Please click here to read it.

Please also see a legal opinion prepared by Ronan Toal of Garden Court and based on the research funded by the SLF, as well as a PRCBC commentary on the 1981 parliamentary debates on the British Nationality Bill.

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