Fraud with respect to civil status

15-11-2012

The International Commission on Civil Status is an intergovernmental organisation including EU and non-EU member states which, for more than 60 years, has been facilitating international cooperation with respect to civil status and encouraging the exchange of information between registration officers. The ICCS, anxious to safeguard the reliability of the information contained in civil status registers, has been led to examine the problem of fraud with respect to civil status. The issue features systematically at its meetings and a permanent working group is responsible for evaluating new trends and the measures developed by member states to deal with them. Current work is focused on two areas: fraud linked to new technologies and identification and verification of foreign documentation.

The International Commission on Civil Status is an intergovernmental organisation including EU and non-EU member states which, for more than 60 years, has been facilitating international cooperation with respect to civil status and encouraging the exchange of information between registration officers. The ICCS, anxious to safeguard the reliability of the information contained in civil status registers, has been led to examine the problem of fraud with respect to civil status. The issue features systematically at its meetings and a permanent working group is responsible for evaluating new trends and the measures developed by member states to deal with them. Current work is focused on two areas: fraud linked to new technologies and identification and verification of foreign documentation.

Autor extern

Duncan MACNIVEN, former Registrar General for Scotland, Chair of the International Commission on Civil Status (ICCS)