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Latest items for IAD-LAW-1

June 17, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The law favors male heirs in adjudicating inheritance" (Pg 15).
June 12, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: CWC-DATA-2, LO-PRACTICE-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1, IAD-PRACTICE-1, IAD-LAW-1, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Although the constitution provides for equal legal status and rights regardless of gender, women do not have the same rights as men under family law, which customary courts usually adjudicate. In customary law legal rights as head of household typically apply only to men. Customary law does not consider a divorced or widowed woman, even with children, to be a head of household. Traditional and religious beliefs resulted in discrimination in education, employment (see section 7.d.), owning or managing a business, credit, and property rights. Discrimination was worse in rural areas, where women helped with subsistence farming and did most of the childrearing, cooking, water- and wood-gathering, and other work....more
June 11, 2019, 12:13 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1, LO-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1, AFE-LAW-1

"The law provides for equality in ownership of property, inheritance rights, access to education, and equal pay for equal work" (56).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Under sharia as applied in the country, daughters inherit half the amount that sons receive. A sole female heir receives only half of her parents’ estate, with the balance going to uncles, whereas a sole male heir inherits all of his parents’ property" (32).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Women cannot marry without permission of their male guardians; do not have equal rights in inheritance, divorce, or child custody; and have little legal protection" (38). "Under sharia inheritance laws, which assume that women receive support from their male relatives, daughters receive half the inheritance and accidental death or injury compensation awarded to their brothers" (38).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Montenegro (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Mongolia (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Mozambique (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Myanmar (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Namibia (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in the Netherlands (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Nepal (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in New Zealand (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Nigeria (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Oman (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Norway (121).
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Pakistan (122).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Papua New Guinea (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Panama (123).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Peru (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Paraguay (124).
May 15, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Poland (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in the Philippines (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Mongolia (115).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Moldova (114).
May 14, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Portugal (126).
May 14, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in Romania (127).
May 14, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Qatar (127).