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Latest items for IAD-LAW-1

Nov. 22, 2022, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 2133 and 2139; Constitution, Art. 35(5).
Nov. 18, 2022, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters do not have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Constitution of the Republic of Maldives, Arts. 10 and 142 .
Nov. 18, 2022, 10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters do not have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Federal Constitution of Malaysia, Art. 3; Distribution Act, Art. 2.
Nov. 18, 2022, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters do not have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Loi No. 68-012 du 4 juillet 1968 Relative aux Successions, Testaments et Donations, Art. 83.
Nov. 18, 2022, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law on Inheritance, Arts. 3 and 13.
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Code Civil, Arts. 731 et 745.
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Art. 5.11.
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters do not have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law on Protection of Women’s Right to Inheritance No. 6/1959, Art. 1 .
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law of Wills and Intestate Succession, Secs. 3.2(a), 3.2(b), 3.4 and 3.5.
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Land Act 2010, Sec. 15(5); Children’s Protection and Welfare Act 2011, Sec. 19.
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters do not have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Constitution of Lebanon, Arts. 9 and 19.
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Law, Arts. 391 and 398-401.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Art. 1159.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 730 and 732.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:31 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Succession Act 2006, Art. 127(1) and (3).
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Art. 1216.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Código Civil y Comercial, Art. 2426.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters do not have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Code de la Famille, Arts. 141-142, 144-148 et 153.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:18 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 360 and 361
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:15 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters do not have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code of the Republic of Afghanistan, Arts. 2008 and 2019.
Nov. 17, 2022, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"[L]egally, there are no differences with regard to the sex of the heir" (13).
Nov. 15, 2022, 11:38 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"The Inheritance Law guarantees equal inheritance rights for men and women, as wives and as daughters, both in terms of land and non-land assets (Inheritance Law, Articles 8 and 9; Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, Article 59)" (4). "Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights, as do female and male surviving spouses" (7).
Nov. 15, 2022, 11:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal status and are entitled to the same rights as men, including under family, labor, nationality, and inheritance laws. The law allows women to inherit property from their fathers and husbands" (34).
Nov. 15, 2022, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Women enjoy equal inheritance rights of land and non-land assets in Romania as wives and daughters, under the country’s revised 2011 Civil Code (Civil Code, Articles 970-974 and 260, 963, and 975)" (3). "Disinheritance of the surviving spouse is prohibited by law (Civil Code, Article 1086) which sees a reserved portion of the succession go to forced heirs" (3).
Nov. 11, 2022, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 574, 576 and 577; Law on Gender Equality, Art. 18.
Nov. 9, 2022, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Daughters and female surviving spouses have the same rights as male ones to inherit land and nonland assets" (4).
Oct. 28, 2022, 8:25 p.m.
Countries: Congo
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"The law provides daughters with the same rights as sons to inherit land and non-land assets" (3).
Oct. 28, 2022, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: IAD-PRACTICE-1, IAD-LAW-1

"I was a victim of the violation of my rights to the inheritance left to me by my father. After taking part in an activity organized by HJ, I went to see the head of my village, with knowledge that the Congolese law stipulates the equality of children, girls and boys in matters of inheritance. The leader called my brothers and showed them the risk of being brought to justice. My brothers decided to also give me a piece of land that I now cultivate. I am proud of myself, and I encourage other women to not be silent about violations of their rights. I have also participated in workshops...more
Oct. 28, 2022, 9:36 a.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: IAW-LAW-1, IAD-LAW-1

"Daughters and female surviving spouses have equal rights to men to inherit land and non-land assets (The deed and succession Law, Article 44.). Women also have equal rights to execute or administer a will (The deed and succession Law, Article 22). There are no customary, religious, or traditional practices or laws that discriminate against daughters and female surviving spouses’ legal rights to inherit" (4).
Oct. 21, 2022, 7:20 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"The law provides daughters with the same rights as sons to inherit land and non-land assets" (3).