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Latest items for IAD-LAW-1

Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Article 38: Shared marital property ends with the termination of marriage. The estate is divided equally between spouses upon separation or between the survivor and the heirs of the deceased in case of death. ( WROLUCFW: P9) Intestate Succession: 1987 Civil Code, Act 59, amended with Decree-Law 140 in 1993: Articles 517 to 519: The surviving spouse receives the inheritance together with the descendants or the parents of the deceased. The surviving spouse receives a portion equal to that of descendents/parents. ...Probate succession: Articles 492 to 493: The establishment of specially protected heirs limits to half of the inheritance the exercise of the testator’s right and precludes the imposition of ...more
Aug. 9, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

At 0:07 the daughter explains that the Constitution gives daughters equal property rights over parental property (ENB-Coder Comment)
June 12, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"...the threat to the communal lands intensified in 2004 when it signed the Morocco Free Trade Agreement with the United States. The agreement increased the economic incentive to privatize and develop traditional lands. About 35 percent of Morocco’s land is designated as Sulaliyyate, the Interior Ministry says. In 1919, while Morocco was still a French protectorate, management of the land was transferred to the ministry from the tribal authorities, with the idea of discouraging migration from rural areas to the cities. Under this system, while people did not own the land, they were given the right to work designated plots and take their share of the harvest. Shares in the ...more
June 12, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: IAD-PRACTICE-1, IAD-LAW-1

“In accordance with the government’s interpretation of the Quran’s precepts, Muslim women and men are accorded different rights. For example, Islamic family law ... requires that men receive twice the inheritance of women” (16).
May 5, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Countries: Slovakia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"The law provides the same legal status for women as for men, including under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws" (18).
April 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"The Government reported that the Law on Sex Equality provides that women have equal inheritance rights to men with regards to property or land" (para 3).
March 7, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

“CAR [Central African Republic] family law does not discriminate against women with regard to inheritance rights" (6).
Feb. 28, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Women have the legal ability to own and inherit land" (3).
Feb. 28, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

“Inheritance is complex, but women inherit much less than men; daughters receive a share of an inheritance that is half the size of a son’s share” (710).
Feb. 28, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

“Under civil law, widows can inherit land and property; under customary law, they do not, nor do daughters” (709).
Feb. 27, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Women can legally inherit property" (421).
Feb. 27, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Male heirs may receive up to two-thirds of an inheritance” (305).
Feb. 27, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

“Legally, women have equal rights of inheritance" (185).
Feb. 27, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

“Customary law continues to govern much of the country, and such laws ban women from owning property and prevent them from inheriting land from either their husbands or their parents” (160).
Feb. 23, 2017, 6 p.m.
Countries: Belarus
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

“The law provides for equal treatment of women with regard to ... inheritance” (39).
Feb. 23, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Equatorial Guinea
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Both the civil code and traditional law favor men over women in real and personal property rights and inheritance. Under traditional law, women become members of the husband’s family and do not have any rights to inheritance. Primogeniture applied to traditional inheritance with the oldest male child receiving the inheritance" (24).
Feb. 2, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"According to UNICEF, many widows were unable to inherit their late husbands’ property because the law states that, in event of a death in which there is no will, the husband’s children, even those born out of wedlock (provided that they were officially recognized by the father), rather than the widow have precedence with regard to inheritance" (28).
Jan. 30, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"In Tunisia, women's inheritance rights are limited: sons inherit twice as much as daughters" (para 20).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Owing to the matrilineal inheritance practice in large parts of Bhutan, about 60 per cent of rural women and about 45 per cent of urban women have land and property titles registered in their name. This asset however does not translate to an economic advantage for the women as land is not used as collateral for access to finance and land-ownership at times also becomes an obstacle for migration of women to better opportunities for work and skill acquisition. In addition, the male still holds the decision making power"(para 6)
Jan. 24, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"For instance, women and men do not have an equal share in inheritance, as a man equals two women under Tunisia's Personal Status Code" (para 17).
Jan. 23, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"The Egyptian parliament is considering a move to ensure rightful heirs — including women — get their inheritances. Six months after Egypt’s government amended the inheritance law to punish anyone who deliberately denies an inheritance to those entitled to it, parliament is discussing additional amendments. A draft law would create a judicial body specifically tasked with actually restituting inheritances to their rightful heirs. A 2010 survey of 200 Egyptian women showed that 59% of them did not receive any inheritance, and women in Upper Egypt, in particular, do not dare to demand their rights in inheritance" (para 1-3).
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1, IAD-LAW-1

“Under sharia law as applied in the country, female heirs receive half the amount that male heirs receive. A sole female heir receives only half of her parents’ estate, with the balance going to designated male relatives, whereas a sole male heir inherits all of his parents’ property” (32).
Jan. 4, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

“The law provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men, including under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws, but it was not always respected. Discrimination against women in employment was reported (see section 7.d.)” (38).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

“While the law provides women full legal equality with men, including under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws, women experienced economic, employment, and other forms of discrimination (see also section 7.d.)” (11).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

“The law provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men including under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws. Redress in the courts is available for sexual discrimination. Gender discrimination in employment existed” (10).
Jan. 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

“Women have the same legal status and rights as men, including rights under family, labor, property, nationality, and inheritance laws. In many cases victims of discrimination were unwilling to request the forms of protections provided by employment laws or collective contracts” (14).
Dec. 27, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"In Tunisia, women’s inheritance rights are limited: sons inherit twice as much as daughters" (19).
Dec. 7, 2016, 9:49 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The succession provisions of Angola’s Civil Code allow for testamentary disposition of property in accordance with the testator’s wishes. Intestate provisions grant property to surviving spouses and children equally"(11)
Dec. 6, 2016, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"The law provides for equal inheritance for sons and daughters. Traditional inheritance laws stipulate that inheritance is matrilineal and that daughters inherit family land and daughters do not assume their father’s name at birth or their husband’s name upon marriage" (13).
Dec. 2, 2016, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the table "Women, Business, and the Law," sons and daughters do have equal inheritance rights (1)