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Feb. 22, 2019, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"By law a child’s citizenship is derived from one’s parents. A child born to stateless persons possessing permanent resident status in the country is also a citizen" (19).
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.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" (para 61).
Feb. 14, 2019, 10:48 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived either by birth within the country or from one’s parents. A child of a citizen is a citizen regardless of place of birth, even if one parent is not a citizen" (36).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived from either parent or by birth within the country" (page 22).
Feb. 7, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon

"In matters of child custody, inheritance, and divorce, personal status laws provide unequal treatment across the various confessional court systems but generally discriminate against women. For example, Sunni civil courts applied an inheritance law that provides a son twice the inheritance of a daughter. Religious law on child custody matters favors the father in most instances. Nationality law also discriminates against women, who may not confer citizenship to their spouses and children, although widows may confer citizenship to their minor children. By law women may own property, but they often ceded control of it to male relatives due to cultural reasons and family pressure" (Pg 29).more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the fact that the State party has granted nationality to some children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaiti men and some members of the bidun community" (pg 9).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:40 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"On 12 June 2017, the US Supreme Court handed down a ruling in Sessions v. Morales-Santana (formerly Lynch v. Morales-Santana) to address the sex discrimination in the Immigration and Nationality Act. Going forward, unmarried American fathers and mothers will have the same residency requirements in order to pass on citizenship to their children born abroad, although the new length of the residency is still to be determined by Congress. Previously, fathers had to satisfy a longer residency time period than mothers, which the court found unconstitutional" (para 35).
Jan. 5, 2019, 10:32 p.m.
Countries: Togo

"In July 2015, the Ambassador of Togo to the United Nations informed Equality Now that a bill giving women the equal right with men to transfer their nationality to their children and spouses was being written" (para 42).
Jan. 4, 2019, 5:12 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Kenya
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"[In] Bangladesh, Kenya –Women can now pass citizenship to their children on the same basis as men" (para 8).
Jan. 4, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"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 9).
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-1

"Female citizens can transmit citizenship on an equal basis with male citizens" (page 18).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that the Citizenship of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Amendment) Act (2000) provides for equal rights for women and men to acquire, change or retain nationality. It also notes the efforts of the State party to ensure birth registration, including by removing fees for obtaining birth certificates and introducing, in 2000, a late registration of birth programme" (page 9).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Individuals are born citizens if their parents were Bangladeshi citizens, if the nationality of the parents is unknown and the child is born in Bangladeshi territory, or if their fathers or grandfathers were born in the territories that are now part of the country. If a person qualifies for citizenship through ancestry, the father or grandfather must have been a permanent resident of these territories in or after 1971" (26).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country or from one’s parents. Birth registration was not denied or provided on a discriminatory basis. Failure to register births did not result in denial of public services" (11).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived both by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents" (p. 20).
Nov. 28, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is derived both by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents" (p. 20).
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Under the constitution, only children whose parents can both be proven to be citizens of Bhutan can apply for citizenship up to their first birthday, after which a petition must be filed with the king to be granted citizenship" (8). "For a child to qualify for Bhutanese citizenship, both parents must be Bhutanese citizens" (10). "Under the constitution, only children whose parents are both citizens of Bhutan acquire Bhutanese citizenship at birth" (14).
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee notes that women who are nationals of the State party living in China can transmit their nationality to their children, in accordance with the jus sanguinis rule" (9).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.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" (page 29).
Nov. 1, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Supreme Court of Sudan reaffirmed the right of Sudanese women to confer nationality on their children in a July 6 decision. This important advancement for gender equal nationality rights underscores the need for Sudan's Nationality Act to be aligned with the country’s Interim Constitution and international law" (para. 1). "Though the Interim Constitution (2005) enshrines the equal right of men and women to pass nationality to their children, the Sudanese Nationality Act (amended 2011) retains several provisions that discriminate against women. While Sudanese men automatically confer citizenship on their children, the children of Sudanese women and foreign fathers are required to submit an application in order to acquire citizenship"...more
Oct. 31, 2018, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"On Sunday, the committee supported a bill to grant Saudi citizenship to children born to Saudi mothers and foreign fathers. The bill was submitted to the Council last year and the security committee took it up in October for further studies" (para. 10 - 11).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is acquired by birth or naturalization. Only the father can automatically transmit nationality to legitimate children; the mother can do so only if her husband is stateless. Legitimate children born to Senegalese women with foreign husbands have the option to acquire citizenship between ages 18 and 25" (page 16-17).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Furthermore, authorities only considered the children born from such unions eligible for Iranian citizenship if the child’s father is a citizen and registers the child as his, leaving many such children without a birth certificate and access to basic services" (para 118). "Women may not transmit citizenship to their children or to a noncitizen spouse. According to media reports during the year, between 400,000 and one million persons lacked Iranian nationality despite having a citizen mother, due to limitations of citizenship transmission. More than 32,000 children were without refugee identification cards in 2013, making them effectively stateless and subjected to inconsistent government policies. Charities, principally domestic, provided medical care. Authorities...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship is acquired primarily through one’s parents; however, it can be acquired through birth in national territory" (para 158)
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Council of Ministers’ March decision to allow women who have custody of their children to open bank accounts for their children, transfer their children to different schools, and apply for their passports is important progress, but women still have inferior status in the law... She said that because fathers remain the official guardian, under personal status laws regardless of whether they have custody, the fathers can withdraw money from their children’s bank account even when the mother opened it" (para 40). "The 2004 Law on the Palestinian Child provides that the state, including the courts, must take the best interests of the child into account in all its actions....more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Children derive citizenship by birth within the country, from their parents or by naturalization" (para 111)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The constitution states that anyone born to at least one citizen parent is a citizen" (para 256)
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"In reference to observation 33 that women and men do not enjoy equal rights to nationality, and in reference to the recommendation in paragraph 34 of the concluding observations, which calls on the Sultanate to withdraw its reservation to article 9 of the Convention and to amend its domestic laws to grant Omani women equal rights with men in regard to transmission of their nationality to their children who have foreign fathers and to their foreign husbands, the Sultanate’s reservation is intended to preclude a situation of dual nationality. Moreover, international law establishes that a State’s nationality law is subject in all respects to the discretion of its domestic legislature....more
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).