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Latest items for CLCC-LAW-1

April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-1, MARR-PRACTICE-6

"The Committee notes with concern that a Bruneian woman who is married to a foreign national is required to submit an application under the Nationality Act in order to transmit her Bruneian citizenship to her children, while the children of a Bruneian father and a non-Bruneian mother automatically acquire such nationality. The Committee is also concerned that the foreign husband of a Bruneian woman and the foreign wife of a Bruneian man do not enjoy equal status when applying for permanent residence status" (Pg 7).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The State of Kuwait has been anxious to respect the rights of women and the equality of men and women in all areas of life and nothing shows this more than Amiri Decree no. 15 (1959, amended), on Kuwaiti nationality, which does not discriminate between men and women, as the following articles clearly indicate: 1) Article 1 stipulates: Original Kuwaitis are those persons who were settled in Kuwait prior to 1920 and who maintained their normal residence there until the date of the publication of this law. Ancestral residence shall be deemed complementary to the period of residence of descendants. A person is deemed to have maintained his normal residence ...more
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee reiterates its concern (see CEDAW/C/MDG/CO/5, para. 24) that the current nationality legislation discriminates against Malagasy women, who cannot transmit their nationality to their foreign or stateless spouse or to their children on an equal basis with men. The Committee notes the efforts made by the State party to increase birth registrations, but is concerned that 20 per cent of births remain unregistered, increasing the risk of statelessness, and about the difficulties faced by women in ensuring the registration of their children. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Amend its nationality law to enable Malagasy women to transmit their nationality to their foreign or stateless spouse and ...more
March 30, 2018, 5:08 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to address challenges relating to its nationality legislation. It is concerned, however, that the Aliens and Nationality Law of 1973, which contradicts article 28 of the Constitution, remains in force and continues to be applied, thereby preventing women from transmitting Liberian nationality to their children if they are born outside the country. The Committee notes that this is discriminatory because it is not applicable to Liberian men whose children are born outside the State party and entails the risk of statelessness for the children of Liberian mothers" (10).
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that certain provisions of the Civil Code continue to contradict article 9 of the Convention and discriminate against Guinean women, since only men transmit their nationality automatically to their children" (10).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-1

"While noting the efforts of the State party to tackle challenges relating to its nationality legislation, the Committee is concerned that both the Constitution and the Citizenship Act contain provisions depriving children born to Swazi women and foreign husbands of nationality, hence increasing their risk of statelessness. The Committee notes that this is discriminatory because it is not applicable where Swazi men marry foreign women. The Committee is also concerned that, under the Constitution, Swazi women married to foreign men cannot transmit their citizenship to their husbands on an equal basis as Swazi men married to foreign women. The Committee recommends that the State party repeal the discriminatory provisions in ...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Cabinent Decision No. 406 of 27/12/1433 A.H. (12/11/2012) concerning special arrangements for the children of Saudi women married to foreigners. The decision: approves the transfer of the employment services of the children of a Saudi woman married to a foreign man to their mother if the children reside in Saudi Arabia; entitles such a mother to bring her children to Saudi Arabia if they are abroad, in which case the State is obliged to bear the residency fees for the children; permits the children to work in the private sector without the transfer of their services; and treats the children on a par with Saudis in respect of entitlement to ...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"In all these cases the mother's nationality has the same weight as that of the father. In accordance with Article 11 of LCRM, Citizen of the Republic of Moldova is the child born to parents, both or one of whom is a citizen of the Republic of Moldova, upon his/her birth to parents, both or one of them at the time of child birth, is a Moldovan national, born on the territory of the Republic, a child born on the territory of the Republic of Moldova to stateless parents, born on the territory of the Republic of Moldova to parents holding the citizenship of another state or to parents one ...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"It also notes the decision taken by the State party to grant children of Omani mothers and foreign fathers some 'privileges' in areas such as education and health" (10). "The Committee remains concerned, however, about: (a) The strict conditions placed under article 18 of the new law on an Omani mother married to a foreigner who wishes to transmit her nationality to her children" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Any person born abroad to Palestinian parents who have the right to reside in occupied Palestine also has the right of residence if that individual returns to Palestine before the legal age of majority. A female Palestinian retains that right even if she marries a non-Palestinian. Her children also have the right to a Palestinian passport, the right of residence and the right to a Palestinian identity card before they reach 16 years of age" (32).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"In sum, most women married to residents of Jerusalem are prohibited by law from obtaining permanent residence in Jerusalem, as are children who cannot be registered on their Jerusalemite father’s identity card or in the population registry if the mother is a holder of a Palestinian identity card" (34).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, CLCC-LAW-1

"No distinction is made between women and men in the Citizenship Act. The most recent amendment to the Act means that a child one of whose parents is a Swedish citizen always acquires Swedish citizenship on birth. In addition, whether a child’s parents are married is no longer of any importance for the child’s acquisition of citizenship. Under the previous rules children born abroad to unmarried Swedish fathers did not automatically become Swedish citizens and had to register for citizenship" (page 34).
Feb. 2, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children born in the country attain citizenship if either parentis a citizen or legal permanent resident of the country. Children born outside the country attain citizenship if either parent is a citizen born in the country" (9).
Jan. 30, 2018, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is not derived by birth in the country. Children are citizens if at least one parent is a citizen or permanent resident at the time of the child’s birth" (16).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Law No. 35/2009, aimed at supporting the children of Bahraini women married to foreigners" (pg. 2). "The Committee welcomes the Royal Order of 2011 granting Bahraini nationality to 335 children of Bahraini women married to foreigners and notes with appreciation the Cabinet decision of January 2014 granting Bahraini nationality to the children of Bahraini women married to foreigners, subject to certain conditions. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that women still do not enjoy equal rights to nationality, given that men automatically confer their nationality to their children, while Bahraini women do not. The Committee notes the slow pace of adoption of the draft amendments to the Nationality Law and is ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"In an interview with the Iran-based news outlet Parsineh in April last year, an Iranian Baluchi woman relayed some of the perils of Iran’s current civil code. Born in poverty, she said that she was married off to an Afghan man at the age of 12. After fathering seven children, her spouse returned to Afghanistan, leaving her behind with their children-all of whom lack birth certificates. Fearing deportation, she is now staying in a remote mountain home with no running water or electricity" (para1). "Under Iranian law, children born to an Iranian father — whether residing in Iran or abroad — are considered Iranian. Meanwhile, children born to Iranian mothers ...more
Nov. 27, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-1, DV-LAW-1

"Two of the main struggles feminist organizations in Lebanon have been leading for years are the right for Lebanese women to [pass on] their nationality to their spouse and children, and amending the domestic violence law to improve protections for women" (para 15).
Aug. 28, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Those eligible for the card include children of Qatari women married to foreigners, people with special talents 'needed by the state,' and others who have extended notable services to the country, it said. Citizenship, however, will remain off-limits to foreigners" (para 3).
Aug. 14, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"In line with the GCC, Qatar has always enforced citizenship laws that pass down citizenship only from father to child" (para 6). The other five members of the GCC are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Oman. As such it can be inferred that citizenship laws in these countries also follow the pattern of patrilineality (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Aug. 14, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Just last week, Qatar approved a draft law that gives permanent residency status to certain noncitizens, including children of Qatari women married to non-Qatari men" (para 1). "In line with the GCC, Qatar has always enforced citizenship laws that pass down citizenship only from father to child. Being born in Qatar gives one no claim to citizenship: Even children of Qatari women married to non-Qatari men do not get citizenship upon birth" (para 6).
July 5, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"This step comes after the adoption of the domestic violence law in April 2014 that guarantees more protection for women and children from violence in a household. But organizations still ask for this law to be changed to improve protection for women, as well as a regulation against early marriage and the right of women to pass their nationality on to their children" (para 10).
June 21, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A man who loved me had proposed, and we were married — not in Saudi Arabia or in Dubai, but by a civil marriage from a law court in Canada. Under Saudi rules, a woman (or a Saudi man) cannot marry a non-Saudi without official permission, and my planned marriage did not pass whatever test was applied. Because my marriage is not recognized, neither is my second child. The government will not grant him a visa" (p 13)
May 24, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei, Burundi, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Togo, United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"[Nationality laws] discriminate against mothers in their ability to confer nationality on their children" (p 3)
May 24, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: Barbados, Madagascar, Malaysia, United States
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"[Nationality laws] discriminate against unmarried fathers in their ability to confer nationality on their children" (p 4)
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children acquire citizenship by birth to at least one citizen parent, regardless of where the child is born" (18).
April 21, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship can be derived from either the mother or the father" (14).
April 6, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"By law children derive Libyan citizenship only from a citizen father. Citizen women alone were unable to transmit citizenship to offspring, but there are naturalization provisions for noncitizens" (20). "Women are unable to confer their nationality to their children if their husbands are not citizens" (26). "By law children derive citizenship only from a citizen father. Citizen women alone were unable to transmit citizenship to offspring" (26).
March 28, 2017, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A child acquires the country’s citizenship at birth if both parents are citizens, if the mother is a citizen, or if the father is a citizen and is married to the child’s foreign mother. If a mixed-nationality couple had obtained a judicial separation at the time when the child was conceived, however, the child acquires the mother’s citizenship" (12).
March 24, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Any child with at least one citizen parent is automatically a citizen" (17).
March 24, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived through an individual’s parents; only one parent of either sex is necessary to transmit citizenship" (27).