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India: Tripura State Hopes to Follow Assam in Establishing National Register of Citizens

(Nov. 5, 2018) The working president of the Congress Party in the Indian state of Tripura, Pradyot Debbarman, filed a petition before India’s Supreme Court on October 24, 2018, requesting that a National Register of Citizens be compiled for his state. Debbarman’s petition is the second one filed on this issue with the Supreme Court, […]

Afghanistan: Distribution of Controversial Electronic Identity Cards Launched

(July 19, 2018) The distribution of controversial Electronic National Identity Cards (known as the e-Tazkira) throughout Afghanistan was launched on May 3, 2018, by Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, with Ghani becoming the first person in the country to receive the card. The president cited security concerns as the factor that made him start the process, […]

Switzerland: Census

(Apr. 1, 2009) On January 20, 2009, Switzerland promulgated a Census Regulation that became effective on February 1 (Volkszählungsverordnung, Dec. 19, 2008, Amtliche Sammlung des Bundesrechts 241 (2009), available at http://www.admin.ch/ch/d/as/2009/index0_3.html (click on page 241)). The Census Regulation implements the Census Act of 2007 (Volkszählungsgesetz, June 22, 2007, Systematische Sammlung des Bundesrechts No. 431.112, available […]