Children of ‘Cross Border Marriages’ and Nationality in Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Seminar/Forum

Children of ‘Cross Border Marriages’ and Nationality in Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam

This seminar will present preliminary findings on data collection on the situation of bi-racial children born from international marriages between Vietnamese women and fathers in South Korea and Taiwan, who are returned to Vietnam following a failed marriage. This work is part of the larger ARC project ’Development of a Legal Framework for Regulation of International Marriage Migration’.

A key concern of this data collection is to evaluate the rights of the children in light of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989, especially Articles 7 and 8, which contain provisions that confer independent rights of nationality and identity upon a child.

The seminar will explain the laws and regulation of nationality in Vietnam, and the different legal and contextual situations of the children, many of whom are de facto statelessness in Vietnam. It will examine the effectiveness of central and local regulation of the rights of the children

Presenters

  • Professor Susan  Kneebone
    Professor Susan Kneebone, Professorial Fellow and Associate, Asian Law Centre, Melbourne Law School, Faculty of Law
  •  Brandais  York
    Brandais York, PhD Candidate Melbourne Law School
  •  Sayomi Ariyawansa
    Sayomi Ariyawansa, PhD student, Melbourne Law School