University of Connecticut. (2012)
This article is a case study of noncitizen children in The Bahamas, focusing specifically on children born of Haitian parents without status, “Arendt’s children”. It examines how The Bahamas, a State party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), fails to consider adequately the best interests of the Bahamian-born non-citizen child in its laws and policies. It analyses how The Bahamas’ ratification of relevant human rights treaties translates into practice at the domestic level and concludes with an examination of ways in which Arendt’s children might be integrated into the Bahamian polity.