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June 11, 2021, 1:25 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares that it does not consider itself bound by article 29, paragraph 1, of the said Convention, relating to the settlement of disputes which may arise concerning the application or interpretation of the Convention" (para 80).
June 11, 2021, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation: In implementing this Convention, the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam will not be bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 article 29" (para 79).
June 11, 2021, 1:22 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation made upon ratification confirming in substance the reservation made upon signature: Venezuela makes a formal reservation with regard to article 29, paragraph 1, of the Convention, since it does not accept arbitration or the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice for the settlement of disputes concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention" (para 78).
June 11, 2021, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Upon signature: 'The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland declare that it is their intention to make certain reservations and declarations upon ratification of the Convention.' Upon ratification: 'A. On behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: (a) The United Kingdom understands the main purpose of the Convention, in the light of the definition contained in Article 1, to be the reduction, in accordance with its terms, of discrimination against women, and does not therefore regard the Convention as imposing any requirement to repeal or modify any existing laws, regulations, customs or practices which provide for women to be treated more...more
June 11, 2021, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: The United Arab Emirates makes reservations to articles 2 (f), 9, 15 (2), 16 and 29 (1) of the Convention, as follows: 1) Article 2 (f): The United Arab Emirates, being of the opinion that this paragraph violates the rules of inheritance established in accordance with the precepts of the Shariah, makes a reservation thereto and does not consider itself bound by the provisions thereof. 2) Article 9: The United Arab Emirates, considering the acquisition of nationality an internal matter which is governed, and the conditions and controls of which are established, by national legislation makes a reservation to this article and does not consider itself bound by the...more
June 11, 2021, 10:48 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: 'With respect to article 29, paragraph 1: In pursuance of article 29, paragraph 2 of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Turkey declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of this article'" (para 74).
June 11, 2021, 10:46 a.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification: 'The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago declares that it does not consider itself bound by article 29 (1) of the said Convention, relating to the settlement of disputes'" (para 73).
June 11, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation: The Royal Thai Government does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 29, paragraph 1, of the Convention" (para 72).
June 11, 2021, 10:44 a.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation: '..... subject to reservations to article 2; article 9, paragraph 2, concerning the grant of a woman's nationality to her children; article 15, paragraph 4, concerning freedom of movement and of residence and domicile; article 16, paragraph 1 (c), (d), (f) and (g), concerning equal rights and responsibilities during marriage and at its dissolution with regard to guardianship, the right to choose a family name, maintenance and adoption; article 16, paragraph 2, concerning the legal effect of the betrothal and the marriage of a child, inasmuch as this provision is incompatible with the provisions of the Islamic Shariah; and article 29, paragraph 1, concerning arbitration between States in the...more
June 11, 2021, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation concerning article 15, paragraph 2, and article 16, paragraph 1 (h): Said provisions shall be applied subject to several interim provisions of the matrimonial regime (Civil Code, articles 9 (e) and 10, final section)" (para 69).
June 11, 2021, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: 1) In the context of Singapore's multiracial and multi-religious society and the need to respect the freedom of minorities to practice their religious and personal laws, the Republic of Singapore reserves the right not to apply the provisions of articles 2, paragraphs (a) to (f), and article 16, paragraphs 1(a), 1(c), 1(h), and article 16, paragraph 2, where compliance with these provisions would be contrary to their religious or personal laws. 2) Singapore considers that legislation in respect of article 11 is unnecessary for the minority of women who do not fall within the ambit of Singapore's employment legislation. 3) The Republic of Singapore declares, in pursuance of article...more
June 11, 2021, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: '1) In case of contradiction between any term of the Convention and the norms of Islamic law, the Kingdom is not under obligation to observe the contradictory terms of the Convention. 2) The Kingdom does not consider itself bound by paragraph 2 of article 9 of the Convention and paragraph 1 of article 29 of the Convention'" (para 66).
June 11, 2021, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Upon signature: Reservation: '1) The Government of the Republic of Korea does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 9 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of 1979. 2) Bearing in mind the fundamental principles as embodied in the said Convention, the Government of the Republic of Korea has recently established the Korea Women's welfare and social activities. A committee under the chairmanship of the prime minister will shortly be set up to consider and coordinate overall policies on women. 3) The Government of the Republic of Korea will make continued efforts to take further measures in line with the provisions...more
June 11, 2021, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: 1) Article 2 (a) in connection with the rules of the hereditary transmission of authority, as it is inconsistent with the provisions of article 8 of the Constitution. 2) Article 9, paragraph 2, as it is inconsistent with Qatar’s law on citizenship. 3) Article 15, paragraph 1, in connection with matters of inheritance and testimony, as it is inconsistent with the provisions of Islamic law. 4) Article 15, paragraph 4, as it is inconsistent with the provisions of family law and established practice. 5) Article 16, paragraph 1 (a) and (c), as they are inconsistent with the provisions of Islamic law. 6) Article 16, paragraph 1 (f), as it...more
June 11, 2021, 10:32 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"'The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan declares that it does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of article 29 of the Convention'" (para 60).
June 11, 2021, 10:31 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: 1) All provisions of the Convention not in accordance with the provisions of the Islamic sharia and legislation in force in the Sultanate of Oman; 2) Article 9, paragraph 2, which provides that States Parties shall grant women equal rights with men with respect to the nationality of their children; 3) Article 16, regarding the equality of men and women, and in particular subparagraphs (a), (c), and (f) (regarding adoption). 4) The Sultanate is not bound by article 29, paragraph 1, regarding arbitration and the referral to the International Court of Justice of any dispute between two or more States which is not settled by negotiation" (para 59).more
June 11, 2021, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: 1) Article 2, paragraphs (d) and (f): The Government of the Republic of the Niger expresses reservations with regard to article 2, paragraphs (d) and (f), concerning the taking of all appropriate measures to abolish all customs and practices which constitute discrimination against women, particularly in respect of succession. 2) Article 5, paragraph (a): The Government of the Republic of the Niger expresses reservations with regard to the modification of social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women. 3) Article 15, paragraph 4: The Government of the Republic of the Niger declares that it can be bound by the provisions of this paragraph, particularly those concerning the...more
June 11, 2021, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of the Cook Islands reserves the right not to apply article 2 (f) and article 5 (a) to the extent that the customs governing the inheritance of certain Cook Islands chief titles may be inconsistent with those provisions" (para 56). The Cook Islands has political links to New Zealand, and its residents are New Zealand citizens (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
June 11, 2021, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Article 29: '[The Government of Myanmar] does not consider itself bound by the provision set forth in the said article'" (para 54).
June 11, 2021, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Declarations: 1) With regard to article 2: The Government of the Kingdom of Morocco express its readiness to apply the provisions of this article provided that: They are without prejudice to the constitutional requirement that regulate the rules of succession to the throne of the Kingdom of Morocco; They do not conflict with the provisions of the Islamic Shariah. It should be noted that certain of the provisions contained in the Moroccan Code of Personal Status according women rights that differ from the rights conferred on men may not be infringed upon or abrogated because they derive primarily from the Islamic Shariah, which strives, among its other objectives, to strike...more
June 11, 2021, 10:16 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"'The Government of Mauritius does not consider itself bound by paragraph 1 of article 29 of the Convention, in pursuance of paragraph 2 of article 29'" (para 48).
June 11, 2021, 10:14 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservation: Having seen and examined the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 18 December 1979, have approved and do approve it in each and every one of its parts which are not contrary to Islamic Sharia and are in accordance with our Constitution. Partial withdrawal of reservation: On 25 July 2014, the Government of Mauritania informed the Secretary-General that it partially withdraws its general reservation made upon accession, which shall continue to apply in respect of articles 13 (a) and 16 of the Convention" (para 47).
June 8, 2021, 11:19 a.m.
Countries: Malta
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"1) Article 11. The Government of Malta interprets paragraph 1 of article II, in the light of provisions of paragraph 2 of article 4, as not precluding prohibitions, restrictions, or conditions on the employment of women in certain areas, or the work done by them, where this is considered necessary or desirable to protect the health and safety of women or the human foetus, including such prohibitions, restrictions or conditions imposed in consequence of other international obligations of Malta. 2) Article 13. (i) The Government of Malta reserves the right, notwithstanding anything in the Convention, to continue to apply its tax legislation which deems, in certain circumstances, the income of...more
June 7, 2021, 6:33 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Maldives made reservations to sub-paragraphs (a), (c), (d) and (f) of paragraph 1 of Article 16" (para 44).
June 7, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of Malaysia declares that Malaysia’s accession is subject to the understanding that the provisions of the Convention do not conflict with the provisions of the Islamic Sharia’ law and the Federal Constitution of Malaysia. With regard thereto, further, the Government of Malaysia does not consider itself bound by the provisions of articles 9 (2), 16 (1) (a), 16 (1) (c), 16 (1) (f) and 16 (1) (g) of the aforesaid Convention. In relation to article 11 of the Convention, Malaysia interprets the provisions of this article as a reference to the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of equality between men and women only" (para 43). Article 9...more
June 7, 2021, 6:29 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"1) Article 2 of the Convention shall be implemented with due regard for the peremptory norms of the Islamic Shariah relating to determination of the inheritance portions of the estate of a deceased person, whether female or male. 2) The implementation of paragraph 16 (c) and (d) of the Convention shall be without prejudice to any of the rights guaranteed to women by the Islamic Shariah" (para 40).
June 7, 2021, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho declares that it does not consider itself bound by article 2 to the extent that it conflicts with Lesotho's constitutional stipulations relative to succession to the throne of the Kingdom of Lesotho and law relating to succession to chieftainship" (para 38).
June 7, 2021, 6:26 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of the Lebanese Republic enters reservations regarding article 9 (2), and article 16 (1) (c) (d) (f) and (g) (regarding the right to choose a family name). In accordance with paragraph 2 of article 29, the Government of the Lebanese Republic declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of paragraph 1 of that article" (para 37).
June 7, 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: 1) Article 9, paragraph 2. The Government of Kuwait reserves its right not to implement the provision contained in article 9, paragraph 2, of the Convention, inasmuch as it runs counter to the Kuwaiti Nationality Act, which stipulates that a child's nationality shall be determined by that of his father. 2) Article 16 (f). The Government of the State of Kuwait declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provision contained in article 16 (f) inasmuch as it conflicts with the provisions of the Islamic Shariah , Islam being the official religion of the State. 3) The Government of Kuwait declares that it is not bound by...more
June 7, 2021, 6:16 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Jordan does not consider itself bound by the following provisions: 1) Article 9, paragraph 2; 2) Article 16, paragraph (1) (c), relating to the rights arising upon the dissolution of marriage with regard to maintenance and compensation; 3) Article 16, paragraph (1) (d) and (g)" (para 35). Article 9 of CEDAW concerns women's right to retain their nationality for themselves and their children (RAO-CODER COMMENT).