Court name
High Court Main Division
Case number
HC-MD-CIV MOT-GEN 473 of 2019
Case name
Luehl v Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration
Media neutral citation
[2021] NAHCMD 481
Case summary:

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.

Masuku J