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Latest items for LBHO-LAW-1

June 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws prevent women or minority members from voting, running for office, or serving as electoral monitors, but cultural and traditional practices inhibited women’s ability to do so" (Pg 27-28).
June 8, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (26).
May 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women, members of minorities in, or both in the political process, and they did participate" (35).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (10).
May 11, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (14).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No new legislative reforms have been implemented to increase the participation of women in political and public life. However the government recognises its constitutional commitment to the principle of equality between the sexes and has acted in support of women’s equal participation in the public service, the judiciary, local government, political parties, the national machinery and international representation. (in keeping with the Guyana Constitution)" (25).
May 7, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No PA laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Legally women and minorities can vote and participate in political life on the same basis as men and nonminority citizens, although women faced significant social and cultural barriers in both the West Bank and Gaza" (101).
April 18, 2019, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Suriname
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (10).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

[Tibet] "There were no formal restrictions on women’s participation in the political system, and women held many lower-level government positions" (page 91). "[Macau] There were no laws or practices preventing women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as election monitors, or otherwise participating in political life on the same basis as men or nonminority citizens" (page 132).
April 10, 2019, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (32). "On August 15, following three years of hearings on a petition by women’s rights organizations to appoint a female director general to the rabbinical courts, the Supreme Court ruled that since the position is inherently administrative, not religious, it must be open to anyone licensed as a rabbinic pleader, including women. In June the Rabbinical Courts Administration named a female deputy director general for the first time. Although women currently serve as judges in nonreligious courts, they remain barred from serving as judges in rabbinical courts" (37).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"Women faced significant legal, religious, and cultural barriers to political participation. According to the Guardian Council’s interpretation, the constitution bars women and persons of foreign origin from serving as supreme leader or president, as members of the Assembly of Experts, the Guardian Council, or the Expediency Council, and as certain types of judges" (29). "The Guardian Council disqualified all 137 women who registered as candidates for the May presidential election" (29). "Practitioners of a religion other than Shia Islam are barred from serving as supreme leader or president, as well as being a member in the Assembly of Experts, Guardian Council, or Expediency Council" (30).
April 4, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"The law allows women to serve as judges" (4).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (43).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"While the government placed no special restrictions on the participation of women or minority groups in the political process, women held few positions of significant influence in the CCP or government structure. Among the 2,987 delegates of the 12th NPC (term 2013-18), 699 (23.4 percent) were women. Following the 18th Party Congress in 2013, two women were members of the CCP’s 25-member Politburo. There were no women in the Politburo Standing Committee. The election law provides a general mandate for quotas for female and ethnic minority representatives, but achieving these quotas often required election authorities to violate the election law" (page 46).
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Some observers believed traditional and cultural factors limited women’s participation in politics compared with men" (19).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-PRACTICE-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"Women and minorities generally participated in the political system without formal restriction, although significant cultural and social barriers largely excluded women from decision-making positions" (para 175).
March 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws prevent women or members of minorities from voting, running for office, serving as electoral monitors, or otherwise participating in political life" (15).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-PRACTICE-2, LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Voters elected a record number of women in the October 2016 elections, although very few subsequently won leadership positions as ministers or parliamentary committee presidents" (page 23).
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minority groups in the political process" (22).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"The country held legislative elections on October 22… No laws limit participation of women and minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (p. 12).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-1

"Women faced no legal limits on participation in government and politics, but they occupied few senior roles" (20).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"The Qatari Constitution enshrines the right to vote. Article 42 provides that 'the State guarantees to all citizens the right to vote and to stand for election in accordance with the law''' (17).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"The following measures have been taken to ensure the full development and advancement of women, for the purpose of guaranteeing them the exercise and enjoyment of their rights: (...) (c) Article 1 (7) of the staff rules for magistrates of 10 October 2006 reads: ‘A person may not be appointed as a magistrate unless the following criteria are met: ... (7) If the person is married, a marriage certificate must be provided. It amends a provision in the 1988 rules that read as follows: ‘If the person is a married woman, written consent from her husband must be provided’ (...) (e) Act No. 15/013 of 1 August 2015, on means...more
Feb. 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws prevent women or minorities from voting, serving as electoral monitors or otherwise participating in political life on the same basis as men or ethnic Basotho citizens" (Pg 13).
Feb. 6, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Kyrgyzstan
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-LAW-2

"There were no legal restrictions on the participation of women in politics. The election code requires the names of male and female candidates be intermixed on party lists and that no more than 70 percent of candidates on a party list can be of the same gender. By law women must be represented in all branches of government and constitute no less than 30 percent of state bodies and local authorities. The law does not specify the level of the positions at which they must be represented" (Pg 20).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2007 of the State party's combined fourth to sixth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/HON/6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: (…) f) Decree No. 54-2012, establishing electoral quotas to increase the political participation of women" (1-2). "It is also concerned that the lengthy delays in the adoption of the regulations to implement Decree No. 54-2016, to establish electoral quotas of 50 per cent of women candidates, may have a negative impact on their effective application, in particular concerning the internal elections of political parties currently under way and the effective inclusion of women in national elections" (9).more
Jan. 25, 2019, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, LBHO-DATA-1

"The low number of women in the parliament and ministerial, senior academic and diplomatic positions and the fact that women cannot serve as judges in rabbinical courts" (pg. 11).
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate. Women continued to be politically active but faced societal barriers to their political participation" (page 19).
Dec. 13, 2018, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"While we are extremely delighted over the news that he will appoint women justices to the Supreme Court, we also expect that at least 30 percent of his Cabinet will be composed of women" (5).
Nov. 30, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1, VOTE-LAW-1

"No laws limit participation of women and/or members of minorities in the political process, and they did participate" (22).