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Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

“Citizenship is derived only through the father. 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, which must be applied for every year and is not assured” (22). “Syrian refugees were sometimes unable to obtain birth certificates for children born in the country if they could not present an official marriage certificate or other nationality documents, which were sometimes lost or destroyed when they fled or were confiscated by the government when ...more
Dec. 6, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"The law establishes different categories of citizenship under which foreign travel is restricted. NGOs reported these restrictions primarily affected ethnic Nepalis, although children of single mothers who could not establish citizenship through a Bhutanese father were also affected" (7). "NGOs and media sources also highlighted the existence of children rendered stateless when they were born to unwed mothers who were unable to prove the identity of the father of the child. According to 2014 NGO reports, more than 700 children born in the country were not recognized as Bhutanese citizens because the nationality of their fathers was undocumented" (9).
Nov. 7, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"Human rights organizations reported that if a child’s father was unknown, is stateless, or unable to present his documents from the country of his citizenship, the child is stateless, even if born in Bahrain to a Bahraini mother" (23). "The wife of imprisoned Wifaq secretary general Sheikh Ali Salman was unable to get a birth certificate and other civil documents for their young child while her husband was in prison. She reported that various authorities told her Salman would have to come into each of their offices in person to sign the applications" (31).
Sept. 12, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1, CLCC-LAW-2

"In Jordan, because married mothers are unable to convey citizenship to their children or spouses, children with Jordanian mothers and foreign fathers cannot obtain free public health care or education" (10).
Sept. 11, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritania, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

According to Table 1.2, married women cannot confer citizenship to their children in the same way as married men (9).
Sept. 11, 2016, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

According to Table 1.2, married women cannot confer citizenship to their children in the same way as married men in West Bank and Gaza (9).
Sept. 11, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Barbados, France, Syria
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"In some economies, such as Barbados, France and the Syrian Arab Republic, the father is legally responsible for registering the birth of a child" (11).
Sept. 11, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"In 2006 Nepal updated its legislation with more gender-neutral language for its birth registration procedures. Previously, notice of a birth was given by the head of household, and in his absence, by the eldest male member of the family. Women as well as men can now be designated head of household, and the eldest male member no longer provides birth notification if the head of household is absent" (11).
Sept. 11, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"And in Swaziland the law specifically requires the father to register the birth of a child" (11).
Sept. 11, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"For example, in the Islamic Republic of Iran if the parents’marriage is not registered, both parents must appear before the civil registrar to register a child’s birth" (11).
Sept. 11, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"In Egypt a mother who cannot prove her marital relationship can register a birth only if a person who witnessed the child’s birth testifies" (11).
Sept. 11, 2016, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"In Senegal any person declaring the birth other than the father has to show a marriage certificate for the child’s parents" (11).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (246).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

In West Bank and Gaza, neither unmarried nor married women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as men (242).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (242).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Unmarried women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as men but married women cannot (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (230).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (228).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

Women can confer citizenship to their children in the same way as a man (226).