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Latest items for CLCC-PRACTICE-1

April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Births are supposed to be registered within 10 days of the delivery. According to the law, births are registered in the country only if the parents are citizens or permanent residents. Any child born in an Israeli hospital receives an official document from the hospital that affirms the birth" (39).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of discrimination or denial of services due to lack of birth registration" (para 94).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Children derive citizenship solely from their father. In large areas of the country where civil registries were not functioning, authorities did not register births. The government did not register the births of Kurdish noncitizen residents, including stateless Kurds. Failure to register resulted in deprivation of services" (para 205).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Reports estimated that fewer than 10 percent of children had formal birth registrations, which further limited authorities’ already weak capacity to enforce laws on the minimum age of employment" (35).
Feb. 27, 2019, 6:53 a.m.
Countries: Israel

"The family unification law … denies Palestinian spouses married to Israeli partner to receive the Israeli citizenship or residency rights" (para. 1).
Feb. 26, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Citizenship is derived by birth within the country’s territory. Most births were registered immediately. If a birth is not registered within one month, parents may be fined and denied public services" (30).
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"Differences in birth registration, and law policies and procedures, between girls and boys did not exist" (para 61).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: CLCC-PRACTICE-1

"At the time of the survey, 3% of children under age 5 were registered with the civil authorities. Two in three of these children have birth certificates. The percentage of children whose birth is registered is the same among children under age 2 and those between age 2 and 4 (3% each). Boys and girls are equally likely to have their births registered (3% each). However, children in urban areas are much more likely than rural children to have their births registered (12% versus 2%)" (14).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the persisting barriers to birth registration, especially in rural areas and among indigenous communities and communities of African descent. It is also concerned about the lack of information provided on the steps taken to ensure that children in border areas and children in a migratory situation, including unaccompanied children participating in return programmes, have access to birth registration and personal document" (10).
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

"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

"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).