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

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Art. 2133.
Nov. 18, 2022, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses do not have equal rights to inherit assets. 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: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses do not have equal rights to inherit assets. 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: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses do not have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Loi No. 68-012 du 4 juillet 1968 Relative aux Successions, Testaments et Donations, Art. 16.
Nov. 18, 2022, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. 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: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Code Civil, Arts. 731, 767 et 767-2.
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 5.11 and 5.13 .
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

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

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law of Wills and Intestate Succession, Sec. 3.2(e) .
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Land Act 2010, Art. 15(3).
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses do not have equal rights to inherit assets. 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: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Law, Arts. 391 and 392.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Art. 1159.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 730 and 744.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:31 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Succession Act 2006, Arts. 110 and 111.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Art. 1216.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Código Civil y Comercial, Arts. 2424 y 2435.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses do not have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Code de la Famille, Arts. 144 et 145.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:18 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. 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: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses do not have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code of the Republic of Afghanistan, Art. 2007.
Nov. 17, 2022, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"In Sierra Leone, the 2007 Devolution of State Act gave women the legal right to inherit land" (para 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: IAW-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, 11:05 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LO-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

"Although the 2006 land reform in Rwanda was designed to address gender discrimination in relation to land distribution and land rights, the reform has some weaknesses. For instance, only the rights of women who are in a marriage registered under statutory law are protected by the new land reform. 'Living in consensual unions and polygamous marriages do not confer any legal rights on women, nor do religious or traditional marriage ceremonies.'[3] However, especially in rural Rwanda, many couples are married only under traditional customary law. Across Rwanda, about one-third of marriages are not registered by the state. In case of separation or death of the spouse, this usually means that...more
Nov. 15, 2022, 10:51 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: IAW-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).
Nov. 11, 2022, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), female and male surviving spouses have equal rights to inherit assets. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 574 and 576 .
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, 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, 7:16 p.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: LO-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1

"Women have the same legal status and rights as men regarding family, employment, labor, religion, inheritance, personal status and nationality laws, property, access to credit, owning or managing businesses or property, and voting" (17).
Oct. 21, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"…[U]nder the law, widowed married women are entitled to full ownership of jointly-owned assets after the death of her spouse" (2).