Court Code

Constitutional Law - Citizenship by descent - Article 4(2) - Eligibility of a child born through surrogacy to be issued citizenship by descent - The parent of the child should be a Namibian citizen at the time of the child's birth - Purposive interpretation of the Namibian Constitution to be made - Article 144 Namibian Constitution - Binding nature of international agreements to which Namibia is a State Party - inapplicability of the Child Care Protection Act, 2015 to issues of citizenship.

Veterans Act – Registration as a veteran – Requirements of section 27(2)(b) – Appeal from Veteran’s Appeal Board - Court upholding decision by the Veterans Appeal Board –The Veterans Appeal Board’s decision not to register the appellant as a veteran in terms of section 27 was not incorrect.