Paper available through UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. Excerpt from website: "...The research theme was identified within the framework of the European Network for the Research Agenda on Children in Armed Conflict and is being developed by UNICEF IRC with the co-operation of a number of Network partners and UNICEF offices in the field. The aim of the research is to deepen understanding of issues of birth registration in the particular context of conflict and post-conflict situations. It reviews the problem of non-registration in conflict-affected countries while drawing on case studies to analyze successful or promising initiatives to ensure registration. The ultimate goal is to assist practitioners in the field in conflict and post-conflict environments to promote emerging encouraging practices in ensuring the right of the child to birth registration and thereby to the enjoyment of the many rights..."