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June 17, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"By law a person generally derives citizenship from one’s father. One can derive citizenship from one’s mother under either of the following conditions: if the mother is a citizen and the father’s nationality is unknown or he is stateless, or if the child was born in the country to a citizen mother and the child repudiates the father’s nationality a year before reaching majority. Children born abroad to citizen mothers and foreign men can acquire citizenship one year before reaching the majority age of 18. Minor children of parents who are naturalized citizens are also eligible for citizenship" (p. 19).
June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Women married to noncitizens may not transmit citizenship to their children and cannot sponsor their noncitizen husband’s presence in the country" (Pg 15). "The law provides for transmission of citizenship at birth if the father is a citizen; if the mother is a citizen and the father is unknown; or if a child of unknown parents is found in the country. Women cannot transmit citizenship to their spouses or children. Observers reported a few isolated cases of children without documentation as the result of a marriage between an Omani woman and a non-Omani man. These children are not eligible for citizenship and are vulnerable to being stateless" (Pg 15). "Citizenship...more
June 13, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents or, with the exception of refugees, by birth within the country’s territory" (p. 18).
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"International media reported that as many as 30,000 children born to North Korean women in China, most of whom were married to Chinese spouses, were denied access to public services, including education and health care, despite provisions in the law that provide citizenship to children with at least one PRC citizen parent" (45).
June 11, 2019, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Bahamas
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The government did not effectively implement laws and policies to provide certain habitual residents the opportunity to gain nationality in a timely manner and on a nondiscriminatory basis. Children born in the country to non-Bahamian parents, to an unwed Bahamian father and a non-Bahamian mother, or outside the country to a Bahamian mother and a non-Bahamian father do not acquire citizenship at birth" (9). "Women with foreign-born spouses do not have the same right as men to transmit citizenship to their spouse or children" (12).
June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children acquire citizenship through birth within the country or by having a citizen parent or grandparent. A central civil registry lists a child’s name at birth and issues birth certificates" (p. 14).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Only the father can transmit citizenship. Women do not have the legal right to transmit citizenship to their children. Children of female citizens married to noncitizen husbands receive the nationality of the father and lose the right to attend public school or seek other government services if they do not hold legal residency, for which they must apply every year, and authorities do not assure continued residency. In guidelines announced by the government in 2014, if children of Jordanian mothers and noncitizen fathers apply and meet certain criteria, they may gain access to certain services enjoyed by citizens, including access to free primary and secondary education and subsidized health care;...more
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country’s territory if one or both parents are citizens of the country. Authorities register births, and the law provides for late registration" (p. 11).
June 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"According to the constitution, birth within the country’s territory confers citizenship. The law stipulates registration within three months of birth but allows up to one year without penalty" (p. 14).
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country to a citizen father. By law the child of a Beninese father is automatically considered a citizen, but the child of a Beninese woman is considered Beninese only if the child’s father is unknown, has no known nationality, or is also Beninese" (p. 15).
June 3, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"By law, a child derives citizenship from his/her parents. A child born to stateless persons possessing permanent resident status in the country is also a citizen" (p. 23).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"According to the constitution, citizenship is derived either from birth within the country’s borders or, if abroad, from a Togolese parent. Conflicting nationality laws, however, discriminated against women. While the constitution provides that nationality be acquired by a child born of one citizen parent, be it the father or the mother, the nationality code states that a woman may pass her nationality to a child only if the father is stateless or unknown. The child code, however, has gender-neutral nationality provisions that conflict with the nationality code" (p. 12).
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from that of either parent. Births must be registered within 60 days; failure to do so results in the denial of national health care and education benefits" (p. 12).
May 30, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee remains concerned that, some provisions on nationality in the State party’s legislation notwithstanding, although such rights are possessed by Barbadian men, there are no constitutional rights for Barbadian women with regard to the following: (a) The transfer of nationality to a child born outside of the State party to a Barbadian woman who was not born in Barbados" (8).
May 29, 2019, 6:43 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from the parents with certain limitations. A child is granted citizenship at birth, provided that, at the time of birth, the child’s mother and father were citizens, one of the child’s parents was a citizen and the child was born on the territory of the country, or one of the child’s parents was a citizen while the other parent was unknown or of unknown citizenship and the child was born in a foreign country" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents; children born in the country do not automatically become citizens. All birth clinics in the country reported births to a central birth register and provided the parents with a birth certificate. The birth certificate does not confer citizenship" (p. 11).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Yemeni women may confer citizenship on children born of a foreign-born father if the child is born in the country. If the child is not born in the country, in rare cases the ministry may permit a woman to transmit citizenship to the child if the father died or abandoned the child" (39). "Citizenship derives from a child’s parents. A child of a Yemeni father is a citizen. Yemeni women may confer citizenship on children born of a foreign-born father if the child is born in the country. If the child is not born in the country, in rare cases the Ministry of Interior may permit a woman to transmit...more
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives either by birth within the country’s territory or through a parent" (p. 19).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

""The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2010 of the State party’s fifth periodic report (CEDAW/C/NLD/5) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (…) (e) Amendment to book 1 of the Civil Code of Curaçao, allowing parents to decide on the surname of their child, in 2010" (2).
May 24, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth where either parent is a citizen, irrespective of the place of birth. The law allows transmission of citizenship by a grandparent or other relative in certain circumstances" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 12:04 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship can be acquired either by birth in the country or from one’s parents" (p. 12).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Regardless of where they are born, children acquire citizenship if both parents are citizens. 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" (p. 17).
May 21, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive their citizenship from their parents. Any child with at least one citizen parent is automatically a citizen. Children born to noncitizens, such as asylum seekers or migrants, retain only the citizenship of their parents" (p. 13).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The constitution states that anyone born to at least one citizen parent is a citizen" (43).
May 15, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"By law a child derives citizenship by birth to a mother and father who are not ethnic Khmer if both parents were born and were living legally in the country or if either parent acquired citizenship through other legal means" (27).
May 13, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-1

"The income tax allowances for families, which lower the tax burden (depending on the chosen tax collection category), but widen the gap in the tax wedge between the first and the second earner, with little overall impact on the labour supply or poverty reduction, thus presenting little incentive for women in a family with children to enter the labour market" (18).
May 11, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived both from birth within the country and through one’s parents" (16).
May 7, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory or by birth to a Guyanese citizen abroad" (p. 9).
May 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from one’s parents, and births were generally registered within one to three weeks, although residents of rural areas sometimes registered their children six to eight weeks after birth" (p. 15).
May 4, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The law provides citizenship for all persons born in the country, but parents of children born in remote areas sometimes had difficulty obtaining birth registration certificates" (p. 15).