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Latest items for CLCC-PRACTICE-1

Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, at the lack of information on existing obstacles to birth registration, which may result in women and girls being stateless and vulnerable to trafficking. It is also concerned that there remains a significant number of children whose births are not registered" (page 9).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

Table 15.1 reveals that overall, 87.4% of male children and 87.2% of female children had their births officially registered. 77.4% of male children and 75.4% of female children had a birth certificate (page 222).
Oct. 17, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"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).
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"The lack of documentation means their children cannot attend school, and they may be unable to access aid and basic services" (para 10).
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"There is no gender discrimination regarding citizenship. The Omani Nationality Law, article 18, stipulates that any male or female born in Oman of an Omani father is Omani" (Pg 23).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"John Kennedy of the University of Kansas and Shi Yaojiang of Shaanxi Normal University have released a study claiming that the births of many of the girls may, in fact, simply not have been registered" (para. 3). "After more interviews showed the practice to be widespread, the researchers then compared the number of the number of children born in 1990 with the number of 20-year-old Chinese men and women in 2010. They discovered 4 million additional people, and of those there were approximately 1 million more women than men. 'If we go over a course of 25 years, it's possible there are about 25 million women in the statistics that...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"It is also concerned that among ethnic minority and indigenous communities, men are reportedly given priority to register for nationality, leaving a disproportionate number of ethnic minority and indigenous women without nationality and with restricted freedom of movement and limited access to education, employment, health care and social protection" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 11:28 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Children born from rape suffered stigmatization and marginalization. The mothers of children resulting from rape sometimes were reluctant to register the births, and such children did not have access to social services" (32).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"There were no differences in birth registration law between girls and boys" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Despite a 2011 Supreme Court decision that permitted applicants to seek citizenship through either their father or mother, in practice many were denied citizenship due to lack of access to local authorities, or lack of awareness of the law by applicants or government officials. This led to difficulty in school admissions" (31).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Cultural practices continued to deprive women, especially in rural areas, of their legal right to register their child without the presence of the child’s father" (17).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Married Bahais and their children faced difficulties obtaining national identification cards because the government did not recognize Bahai marriages as legitimate" (26-27).
Aug. 24, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is particularly concerned: . . . (e) That limited access to birth registration and identification papers, combined with the application of the outdated Citizenship Law of 1982, renders many women and girls virtually stateless" (page 14).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Boys and girls under age 5 are equally likely to be registered. Boys under age 5 are slightly more likely to be registered than girls (29% versus 25%)" (page 26) See also Table 2.11 (page 40).
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

" The Committee takes note of the 2011 decree granting nationality to children born of Emirati women and foreign fathers upon reaching the age of majority. However, it remains concerned that Emirati women are still denied equality in nationality in comparison with the rights guaranteed to men, a form of discrimination that may lead to statelessness for their children" (pg 8).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, CLCC-LAW-1

"No distinction is made between women and men in the Citizenship Act. The most recent amendment to the Act means that a child one of whose parents is a Swedish citizen always acquires Swedish citizenship on birth. In addition, whether a child’s parents are married is no longer of any importance for the child’s acquisition of citizenship. Under the previous rules children born abroad to unmarried Swedish fathers did not automatically become Swedish citizens and had to register for citizenship" (page 34).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2.9, 7.9% of female children under age 5 did not have a birth certificate, whereas 6.4% of male children did not have a birth certificate (22).
Dec. 26, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-DATA-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women participated in political life on the same basis as men"(13)
Aug. 10, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"The Govt of Punjab also introduced the Women Empowerment Packages, through which birth registration for girls was made free and compulsory across the province, with an aim to prevent early marriages" (11).
Feb. 10, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"While noting the progress made by the State party in registering persons with underdetermined nationality and ensuring their access to basic services, the Committee is concerned that there still exist stateless persons, including women and girls, who continue to face difficulties in gaining access to education, health care and other services owing to the lack of identification documents and proof of residence in the State party. The Committee is also concerned that a considerable number of childbirths are not registered in the State party" (7)
Jan. 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Birth registration is universal and equal for girls and boys, except among indigenous Dusun and Iban people in rural areas" (16).
Jan. 3, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

“Citizenship is derived from birth in the country or from a parent. According to 2010 IBGE census data, there were approximately 600,000 unregistered children under the age of 10 nationwide. Without birth certificates children cannot be vaccinated or enrolled in school. If the problem persists into adulthood, an unregistered adult cannot obtain a worker’s card or receive retirement benefits” (14, 15). “The National Council of Justice, in partnership with the Secretariat of Human Rights (SDH), aimed to reduce the number of such [unregistered] children by registering children born in maternity wards. The National Documentation of Rural Workers initiative offered assistance in obtaining identification cards, birth certificates for children born in...more
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

“Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents. Authorities registered all births” (11).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, CLCC-LAW-1

“Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory and from one’s parents. Parents may pass citizenship to their children, although the law allows transmission of citizenship by a grandparent or other relative in certain circumstances. Births were registered immediately” (10).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1, CLCC-LAW-1

“A child acquires citizenship automatically when the parents are citizens, when the parents of children born in the country’s territory are unknown or stateless, or when the parents are foreigners whose countries of origin do not recognize the citizenship of their children born abroad. Citizenship is also granted if a child is abandoned in the country and in cases of adoption. Local authorities required immediate birth registration. Unaccompanied minors entering the country automatically receive a residence permit” (15).
Dec. 29, 2016, 12:21 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"The law requires the registration of all births within seven days without discriminating between boys and girls. Authorities did not register children born to asylum seekers, however, until the mother received either refugee or humanitarian status" (22).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

“Table 2.12 shows that birth registration is higher in urban (23 percent) than in rural (19 percent) areas. There is no difference regarding the extent of birth registration among male and female children” (20).
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

“Almost equal proportions of male and female children had been registered, but children age 2-4 were more likely than those under age 2 to have been registered (31 percent and 29 percent, respectively)” (21).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:55 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

“Almost equal proportions of male and female children had been registered, but children age 2-4 were more likely than those under age 2 to have been registered (31 percent and 29 percent, respectively)” (21).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

“There is little age or sex differential nationally in the percentage of children registered” (23).