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Latest items for IAW-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 11, 2019, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Traditional practices that permit family members to confiscate the property of deceased men from their widows and children continued" (Pg 15).
June 3, 2019, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"The formal legal system provides inheritance rights for a wife upon the death of her husband" (p. 12).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1, IAW-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).
May 21, 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Montenegro (115).
May 21, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Mongolia (115).
May 21, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Mozambique (116).
May 21, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Morocco (116).
May 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Myanmar (117).
May 20, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Namibia (117).
May 20, 2019, 1:57 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in the Netherlands (118).
May 20, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Nepal (118).
May 18, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Nicaragua (119).
May 18, 2019, 7:03 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in New Zealand (119).
May 17, 2019, 2:02 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Nigeria (120).
May 16, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Oman (121).
May 16, 2019, 4:24 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Norway (121).
May 16, 2019, 3:50 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Pakistan (122).
May 16, 2019, 2:56 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in papua New Guinea (123).
May 16, 2019, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: Panama
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Panama (123).
May 16, 2019, 9:32 a.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

The ceremonies are carried out mainly in rural areas. The marriages have no legal standing in the country. Under Kyrgyzstan family code, women and men have equal property rights in marriage, with couples signing a contract stating the division of property between them. But in unregistered marriages, there is no such contract and women lose out on these benefits (para 2).
May 15, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Peru (124).
May 15, 2019, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Paraguay (124).
May 15, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Poland (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in the Philippines (125).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Mongolia (115).
May 15, 2019, 10:12 a.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Moldova (114).
May 14, 2019, 8:34 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Portugal (126).
May 14, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in Romania (127).
May 14, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Qatar (127).