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Latest items for CLCW-LAW-1

May 24, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Brunei, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Comoros, Congo, Egypt, Guatemala, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"[Nationality laws] discriminate in a women’s ability to confer nationality to spouses and/or acquire, change and retain her nationality" (p 5). Source document does not specify which of these this country is guilty of (RNP - CODER COMMENT)
April 26, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"A child acquires citizenship at birth if at least one parent is a citizen, regardless of where the birth took place" (19).
Jan. 24, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Stateless persons may obtain citizenship through an application process if they are permanent residents who have contributed to the country’s economic growth, spouses married to citizens for two years, women married to permanent residents for five years, or children of permanent resident fathers after the age of two years and six months" (11). "Non-citizen husbands of citizens may not apply for permanent resident status until they reside in the country for at least seven years, while non-citizen wives may do so after two years of marriage" (15).
Jan. 10, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that women who give birth outside the country cannot transmit their Sierra Leonean nationality to their children, in violation of article 9 (2) of the Convention, should they have acquired another nationality. It also notes with concern that section 7 of the Citizenship Act (as amended in 2006) is facially discriminatory as it refers only to non-Sierra Leonean women married to Sierra Leonean male citizens for the purpose of naturalization, and not to non-Sierra Leonean men married to Sierra Leonean female citizens...The Committee urges the State party to amend the Citizenship Act in order to bring it into full compliance with article 9 of the ...more
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-1

“Women may not petition for citizenship for noncitizen husbands, who may apply for citizenship only after fulfilling a requirement of 15 years’ continuous residency. Once a husband has obtained citizenship, he may apply to transmit citizenship to his children. Such an application could take years, and the government could deny the application. Activists did not identify any obstacles standing in the way of naturalization for men who fulfilled this residency requirement” (23).
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"A married woman has the option of acquiring her husband’s nationality, but is not compelled to do so, according to article 232 of the Personal and Family Code, which reads as follows: a foreign father or mother of any Malian child may acquire Malian nationality if he or she resides in Mali for at least one year, in accordance with articles 255 and 256 of this Code" (18).
Nov. 7, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"The law does not entitle noncitizen men who marry citizen women to citizenship, and as a result, the law does not grant children from such marriages citizenship" (23). "A woman cannot transmit nationality to her spouse or children" (30).
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).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Niger, Suriname
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Recently, Suriname amended its Nationality and Residency Act to allow married women to pass on nationality to their children and non-national spouses in the same way that men can, and Niger reformed its Nationality Law to allow women to pass on citizenship to non-national spouses" (8).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (246).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

A husband and wife do not have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality, as women are not afforded the same rights as men (244).
Aug. 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

In West Bank and Gaza, a husband and wife do not have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality, as women are not afforded the same rights as men (242).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (242).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (240).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (238).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (234).
Aug. 21, 2016, 11 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

A husband and wife do not have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality, as women are not afforded the same rights as men (236).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

A husband and wife do not have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality, as women are not afforded the same rights as men (232).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (230).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

A husband and wife do not have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality, as women are not afforded the same rights as men (228).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

A husband and wife do not have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality, as women are not afforded the same rights as men (226).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

A husband and wife do not have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality, as women are not afforded the same rights as men (226).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (224).
Aug. 21, 2016, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

Both a husband and wife have equal rights to convey citizenship to their spouse, if their spouse is of a different nationality (224).