Nauru : In Re Lorna Gleeson, [2006] NRSC 8

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The appellant, a citizen of Nauru, wished to adopt a child also a citizen of Nauru. The appellant’s spouse, however, was not a citizen of Nauru. Under the Constitution, both parents had to be citizens of Nauru in order for the couple to adopt. The appellant challenged this in court and cited the CRC. The Supreme Court of Nauru sided with the appellant and said that such a law was in violation of the spirit of the CRC. The Court considered the CRC even though it had not been incorporated into domestic law in Nauru.

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