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Latest items for CLCC-LAW-1

Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived through one’s parents. A child born of a citizen father or mother, regardless of the child’s place of birth, may derive citizenship" (20).
Sept. 14, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth from at least one citizen parent" (25).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Birth Registration: Citizenship is derived from having at least one Eritrean parent, whether the person is born in the country or abroad" (para 111)
Sept. 12, 2018, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"(Jamali said) 'We will seek the [right of] Lebanese women to pass their nationality on to their children and to reduce violence against women.This is in addition to other bills that would change gender stereotyping toward women'" (para. 15).
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents. When a child does not acquire the parents’ nationality, the government may grant it" (13).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents" (22).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The law grants citizenship at birth to a child of the following: a Japanese father who either is married to the child’s mother or recognizes his paternity, a Japanese mother, or a child born in the country to parents who are both unknown or are stateless" (16).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The law grants citizenship at birth to a child of the following: a Japanese father who either is married to the child’s mother or recognizes his paternity, a Japanese mother, or a child born in the country to parents who are both unknown or are stateless" (16).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:04 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).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives from birth to a citizen parent and, in certain circumstances, by birth within the country’s territory to alien parents" (28).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory, or if abroad, from one’s parents" (24).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Every person born in the country is a citizen at birth, unless the parents are foreign envoys accredited to the country. Children born outside the country can become citizens at birth if on that date one or both of the parents is, or was, a citizen" (14).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Because children derive citizenship generally from the father, bidoon children born within the country’s territory remained stateless...For example, children of female citizens married to noncitizens do not acquire citizenship automatically at birth, but their mothers may obtain citizenship for the children after submitting an application, which the government generally accepts" (17). "Unlike men, female citizens married to noncitizens do not automatically pass citizenship to their children. A 2011 presidential decree gives children with Emirati mothers and non-Emirati fathers the right to apply for citizenship at age 18. The government granted citizenship to the children of Emirati mothers during the year" (22). "Children derive citizenship generally from their parents. The children...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Birthplace or parentage determines citizenship. A child born in the country to stateless parents residing permanently in the country is a citizen" (40).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A child born in the UK receives the country’s citizenship at birth if one of the parents is a UK citizen or a legally settled resident. Children born in Northern Ireland may opt for UK, Irish, or dual citizenship. A child born in an overseas territory is a UK overseas territories citizen if at least one of the child’s parents has citizenship" (16).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"A citizen father can always pass on citizenship to his child regardless of where the child is born. A citizen mother alone cannot pass on her citizenship to her child, but the child can apply for citizenship at 18 years" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory" (32).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The constitution provides for three different classes of citizenship: by birth, by descent, or by registration" (22). "Citizenship is derived from birth in the country and from either parent" (35).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives from one’s parents; a single parent may convey citizenship" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The law provides for citizenship by birth (if at least one parent is a permanent resident or citizen), descent, and naturalization" (34).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives solely from the father, and women cannot transmit citizenship to their noncitizen spouse or children" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1, LR-DATA-1

"Citizenship is derived either by birth within the country’s territory or from one’s parents" (19).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Constitutional provisions, laws, and regulations governing citizenship discriminated by gender, contributing to statelessness. The new constitution states that citizenship is derived from one Nepali parent, but it also stipulates that a child born to a Nepali woman who is married to a foreign citizen may obtain citizenship only through naturalization. Securing citizenship papers for the child of Nepali parents, even when the mother possessed Nepali citizenship documents, was extremely difficult, except in cases where the child’s father supported the application. These difficulties persisted despite a 2011 Supreme Court decision granting a child Nepali citizenship through the mother if the father was unknown or absent. The new constitution states that the...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is obtained by birth in the country or birth to at least one Mozambican parent outside of Mozambique" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The law permits both parents to pass nationality to their children" (30).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship may be derived from birth within the country or abroad to at least one Malawian parent 'of African race'" (18).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Birth to a citizen parent transmits citizenship. Birth in the country does not automatically result in citizenship. Children born to a citizen mother and noncitizen father must declare their desire for citizenship by age 18 or risk losing eligibility for citizenship" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is governed by the principle of descent, according to which a father or mother who is a citizen automatically conveys citizenship to offspring at birth" (8).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children born of one citizen parent acquire citizenship if born in the country or, when born outside the country’s territory, if one parent has a permanent in-country address" (21).