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Latest items for CLCC-LAW-1

July 30, 2019, 6:50 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" (p. 15).
July 30, 2019, 8:55 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth in the country or outside if either of the child’s parents or one grandparent is a citizen" (p. 17).
July 29, 2019, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country, marriage, naturalization, or parental heritage" (p. 17).
July 20, 2019, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship solely from their father. Because women cannot confer nationality on their children, an unknown number of children whose fathers were missing or deceased due to the continuing conflict were at risk of statelessness. Mothers could not pass citizenship to children born outside the country, including in neighboring countries operating refugee camps" (Pg 41). "Children derive citizenship solely from their father. In large areas of the country where civil registries were not functioning, authorities did not register births. The government did not register the births of Kurdish noncitizen residents, including stateless Kurds (see section 2.d., Stateless Persons). Failure to register resulted in deprivation of services, such as diplomas...more
July 19, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country or from citizen parents" (p. 9).
July 19, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The constitution does not allow women to convey citizenship to their children independent of the citizenship of the child’s father (see section 2.d.) and has no specific provision for naturalization of foreign husbands married to Nepali wives. According to the constitution, citizenship is derived from one Nepali parent, but a child born to a Nepali woman and a foreign citizen father may obtain citizenship only through naturalization. The constitution also states that children of unknown fathers may obtain citizenship through their mothers. Despite a 2011 Supreme Court decision that permits applicants to seek citizenship through either their father or mother, in practice many have been denied citizenship due to lack...more
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country’s territory or through either parent" (p. 13).
July 14, 2019, 11:37 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A child’s citizenship derives from its parents" (p. 30).
July 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Although citizenship is automatically inherited from citizen fathers, citizen mothers may pass their nationality to their children only through an application process in which children are first issued a COI (and considered stateless)" p. 16).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived through birth to a citizen parent" (p. 19).
July 13, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The constitution states that citizenship derives from the parents" (p. 35).
July 13, 2019, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is conferred through one’s parents and not by birth in the country. At least one parent must be a citizen to transmit citizenship" (p. 17).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"According to the Constitution and the Law on Nationality (Chapter 1, Article 1 and Chapter 2, Article 4), all women, regardless of nationality, living legally in Cambodia have the right to register the birth of their child and apply for citizenship for their newborn. All births are to be registered with the commune/sangkat office within 30 days of being born. Children not registered within 30 days of being born can receive a birth certification under national guidelines, which affords children the same rights as a birth registration. The Birth Registration Guidelines and Birth Certification procedures stipulate the processes to be followed, the necessary requirements and the proper documentation needed" (22).more
July 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A child derives citizenship from having at least one citizen parent, whether the person is born in the country or abroad" (p. 19).
July 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives primarily from the citizenship of at least one parent. Either citizen parent may pass citizenship to a child regardless of the other parent’s citizenship status. On January 1, an amendment to the law became effective which provides that children born to parents who are not citizens of Estonia or of any other country and have lived in the country for five years, acquire citizenship at birth" (p. 9).
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2009 provides for equal rights of women and men to transfer their nationality to their children or foreign spouse. The Committee is concerned, however, that the Act does not apply retroactively to children born before its entry into force" (8).
July 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is acquired by birth or naturalization. In 2013 the government passed legislation which provides for equal rights for mothers and fathers automatically to transmit citizenship to their children. The law does not make birth declaration mandatory" (page 16).
July 7, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A child born in the country obtains citizenship if one parent is a citizen or permanent resident at the time of birth and the parents are married" (p. 24).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is obtained by birth within the country or birth to at least one Mozambican citizen parent outside the country" (p. 16).
July 7, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived both by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents. The government registers all births upon receipt of the proper paperwork, which can come from the parents, other interested persons, or the medical facility where the birth occurred. Children born to undocumented mothers were denied birth certificates" (p. 32).
July 2, 2019, 7:58 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"By law, a child born to at least one citizen parent is a citizen regardless of the child’s place of birth. A child born on the territory of the country to parents who are unknown or stateless is entitled to citizenship" (p. 21).
July 1, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Persons may acquire citizenship through birth in the country, from citizen parents, or after adoption by citizens. Registration of birth is free of charge for all citizens" (p. 29).
July 1, 2019, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Individuals derive citizenship from their father or by decree from the king. Women do not transmit their nationality to their children, rendering stateless some children of citizen mothers and noncitizen fathers" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives from one’s parents. The law requires the registration of births within seven days without discriminating between boys and girls" (p. 21).
July 1, 2019, 6:31 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country or from their parents" (p. 31).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship from one or both parents" (p. 32).
July 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The mother or father may transmit citizenship and nationality. By law children born to a Muslim father are Muslim, regardless of the mother’s religion. The law did not differentiate between girls and boys in registration of birth" (p. 28).
June 28, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth from one’s parents, and the law provides for a period of 10 days to register a newborn… Female citizens can transmit citizenship on an equal basis with male citizens, and there is no discrimination between a mother and father regarding passport application and authorization to leave the country" (p. 23).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives entirely from the father; children born to citizen mothers and noncitizen fathers do not inherit citizenship unless the mother is divorced or widowed from the noncitizen father and may then facilitate the child’s application for citizenship" (p. 22).
June 24, 2019, 5:25 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children acquire citizenship from their parents or by virtue of birth in the country for children born to parents from certain minority communities whose citizenship was not documented" (p. 25).