Handbook on civil registration and vital statistics systems. Preparation of a legal framework.
New York : United Nations, 1998.
viii, 215 p. : forms ; 28 cm.
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New York : United Nations, 1998.
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"United Nations publication. Sales no. E.98.XVII.7"--T.p. verso.
At head of title: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division.
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Table of Contents
Prefacep. iii
Introductionp. 1
The Theory of Civil Registrationp. 9
Conceptp. 9
Concept of civil statusp. 9
Sources of civil registrationp. 10
Principles of registration legislationp. 13
Principle of legalityp. 13
Protecting the interests of individualsp. 14
Principle of official statusp. 16
Compulsoriness of registrationp. 17
Simplificationp. 17
Free servicep. 19
Legal events and actsp. 19
Live birthp. 20
Foetal deathp. 21
Deathp. 21
Marriagep. 21
Divorcep. 21
Annulmentp. 21
Judicial separationp. 21
Adoptionp. 21
Legitimationp. 22
Recognitionp. 22
Situation of foetal deathsp. 25
Registration methodp. 25
Continuityp. 26
Permanencep. 26
Compulsorinessp. 26
Role of the communityp. 26
Functions of civil registrationp. 28
Legal functionp. 28
Statistical functionp. 30
Cooperative functionp. 32
Structure and organizationp. 33
Directorate of civil registrationp. 35
Central archivep. 37
Local civil registry officesp. 38
The local civil registrarp. 40
Consular servicesp. 43
Jurisdictional principles governing civil registrationp. 44
Basic documentationp. 46
The original documentp. 48
Registration recordp. 58
Vital event recordp. 58
Certificatesp. 65
Family bookp. 67
The statistical reportp. 69
Amendments to the civil registerp. 72
Contributions of Civil Registration to the Normal Functioning of Societiesp. 97
Identity of personsp. 98
Family organizationp. 100
Monitoring demographic trendsp. 100
Social welfarep. 101
Housingp. 102
Human Rights and Civil Registrationp. 103
Right to register vital eventsp. 106
Right to register a birthp. 106
Right to register a deathp. 106
Right to register a foetal deathp. 107
Right to register a marriagep. 107
Right to register a divorcep. 108
Human rights that may depend on the registration of vital eventsp. 109
Right to own identityp. 109
Right of the child to know its parentsp. 110
Right to non-discrimination by reason of birthp. 111
Right of the child to a namep. 112
Right of the child to a nationalityp. 113
Right to healthp. 113
Right of the family to protectionp. 114
Rights of the juvenile delinquentp. 114
Right to educationp. 115
Right to maintenance and protectionp. 115
Right to marryp. 116
Right of minors to protection from marriagep. 116
Right of protection from forced marriagep. 117
Right to foodp. 117
Right to clothp. 117
Right to housingp. 118
Right to work (employment)p. 118
Right to propertyp. 119
Right to inheritp. 119
Right to migratep. 120
Right to social securityp. 120
Right of spouses to custody of childrenp. 121
Right to elect (vote) and be electedp. 121
The Administrative Vital Statistics Systemp. 123
Backgroundp. 123
Concept and constituent elementsp. 123
Functions of the collecting agencyp. 126
Functions of the compiling agencyp. 126
Functions of the body responsible for coordinating the systemp. 127
Diagrams on the operation of the systemp. 128
Example of How to Prepare an Organic Civil Registration Lawp. 136
Matters of law and matters for the regulationsp. 136
How an organic civil registration law is born; the interdisciplinary teamp. 137
Role of the legislationp. 138
Steps to be taken before the law is draftedp. 140
Justification of the new lawp. 140
Definition of objectives of the new civil registerp. 141
Enumeration of functions to accomplish the objectives definedp. 141
Outline, Explanatory Statement and Articles of the Draft Organic Civil Registration Lawp. 144
Backgroundp. 144
Theoretical aspects of civil registrationp. 145
The articlesp. 146
Explanatory statementp. 155
Draft law: articlesp. 162
Preparation of the Regulations Implementing the Civil Registration Lawp. 208
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