Citizenship Rights in Africa Initiative (CRAI)
CRAI is a campaign dedicated to ending statelessness and the arbitrary denial of citizenship in Africa.
CRAI responds to the challenge of guaranteeing for Africans the right to co-exist in community, pursue livelihoods and participate in the government of their countries without arbitrary interference with their right to belong.
CRAI works to end the continuing impoverishment of the peoples of the African continent through citizenship-inspired conflict, insecurity and exclusion or citizenship-related persecution on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, color, sex, political opinion, or status.
CRAI monitors, investigates, documents, denounces and where necessary litigates, cases of statelessness and denial of citizenship rights in Africa.
CRAI advocates for African governments to adopt a treaty to establish principles and rules to eliminate arbitrariness and discrimination in the proof, acquisition, enjoyment, and loss of citizenship in Africa.
CRAI is a joint project of the Global Pan African Movement, the International Refugee Rights Initiative and the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Read more about these organizations here.