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Latest items for CLCW-PRACTICE-1

Aug. 7, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CWC-DATA-3, CLCW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Approximately one quarter of Burma’s residents continued to lack access to citizenship or identity documents, significantly increasing their vulnerability to traffickers in Burma and in other countries. Authorities continued to offer a citizenship verification process pursuant to a 1982 law, but participation was low among Rohingya in Rakhine State amid concerns that the authorities might require these individuals to inaccurately list themselves as 'Bengali,' a term that could potentially further limit their access to certain rights. Authorities did issue citizenship to a small number of Rohingya, but most of these were naturalized—a distinction that afforded them fewer rights than full citizens. Government policies limiting freedom of movement in some jurisdictions...more
July 31, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities respected the right of citizens to change residence or workplace, provided they held a national identification card (NIC). The law requires all male citizens who are 15 or older to possess a NIC. In 2012 the Ministry of Interior announced it would start issuing NICs to all female citizens at the age of 15, phasing in the requirement over a seven-year period. In September 2016 local media reported more than three million girls and women over the age of 15 still did not possess a NIC. The population during the year of girls and women who were 15 or older was approximately seven million, according to the General Authority...more
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is further co ncerned that almost 60 per cent of the unregistered Rohingya population are women and children who remain without legal status and face obstacles in their access to legal and social services" (8).
July 8, 2019, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2

"The Committee reiterates its concern (CEDAW/C/BDI/CO/4, para. 29) that article 4 of the Nationality Code does not comply with article 9 of the Convention because it does not allow a Burundian woman married to a foreigner to transmit her nationality to her husband or children on the same basis as a Burundian man married to a foreigner" (9).
July 4, 2019, 9:20 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Women rights activists say the next frontier in their struggle is against so-called guardianship laws that require all women to have a male guardian, usually a father or husband, and sometimes even a son. Saudi women still need permission from their male guardians to get a passport, leave the country and to pursue certain kinds of jobs or medical treatments" (para 23-24)
June 21, 2019, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"Authorities respected the right of citizens to change residence or workplace, provided they held a national identification card (NIC). The law requires all male citizens who are 15 or older to possess a NIC. In 2012 the Ministry of Interior announced it would start issuing NICs to all female citizens at the age of 15, phasing in the requirement over a seven-year period. In 2013 the ministry stated it had issued only 1.5 million NICs since 2002 to women; the country’s female population was approximately 9.8 million" (Pg 26).
June 17, 2019, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Iceland
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is concerned about the difficulties encountered by migrant women in employment and health care and about their exposure to violence. It notes that the Multicultural and Information Centre provides migrant women with various types of information, including on new forms of family and divorce procedures, and that the Icelandic Human Rights Centre provides legal counselling to migrant women. The Committee is also concerned that the Multicultural and Information Centre is located outside the capital and not easily accessible. The Committee is further concerned at the lack of disaggregated data and studies on the status of migrant women in the State party, who may encounter difficulties in gaining access...more
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"This means that in case of loss of family member status, for instance after a divorce, further right of residence can be granted if the general criteria are met. This provision takes the special situation of victims of violence in the family or forced marriage into account. Right of residence can therefore be granted even if one or several of the general criteria are not met. There is no room for discretion for the authorities as this is a legal right. It is therefore possible for victims of domestic violence or forced marriage to be granted long-term right of residence" (15).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

"In September authorities twice prevented Dr. Shafiqa al-Wahsh, director of the Women’s National Committee, from leaving the country to participate in meetings in preparation for peace talks. The Houthis stated they rejected her request because of the security situation in the country" (26). "In numerous cases former husbands prevented divorced noncitizen women from visiting their children" (38).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Montenegro can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Mongolia can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (155).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Mozambique can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Morocco can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Myanmar can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Namibia cannot legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in the Netherlands can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Nicaragua can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Nigeria can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (120).
May 17, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Niger can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in oman cannot legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (121).
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Pakistan cannot legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (122).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Papua New Guinea can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Panama can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (123).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Peru can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Paraguay can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (124).
May 15, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Poland can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (115).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (114).
May 14, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Portugal can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (126).