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Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 4th

Gabon

136.258 Pursue the process of accession to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. 

136.258 Pursue the process of accession to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

Recommending State: Chad

Recommendation Accepted

International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 4th

Gabon

136.202 Strengthen its national programme to encourage rapid birth registration and issuance of birth certificates to all children born in Gabon. 

136.202 Strengthen its national programme to encourage rapid birth registration and issuance of birth certificates to all children born in Gabon. 

Recommending State: Türkiye

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 4th

Czechia

133.237 Introduce a definition of stateless persons, in line with article 1 of the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, and facilitate the acquisition of nationality for children who would otherwise be stateless, regardless of the parents’ nationality, residence and...

133.237 Introduce a definition of stateless persons, in line with article 1 of the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, and facilitate the acquisition of nationality for children who would otherwise be stateless, regardless of the parents’ nationality, residence and marital status. 

Recommending State: Panama

Recommendation Accepted

Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 4th

Czechia

133.238 Establish a clear legal procedure for the determination of statelessness that guarantees basic rights and guarantees, including the right to residence, and leads to the granting of statelessness status under the 1954 Convention and in accordance with SDG 10.3. 

133.238 Establish a clear legal procedure for the determination of statelessness that guarantees basic rights and guarantees, including the right to residence, and leads to the granting of statelessness status under the 1954 Convention and in accordance with SDG 10.3. 

Recommending State: Costa Rica

Recommendation Accepted

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Identification and determination procedures
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 4th

Czechia

133.229 Implement all necessary measures to guarantee the protection of the rights of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons, particularly women, boys and girls. 

133.229 Implement all necessary measures to guarantee the protection of the rights of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless persons, particularly women, boys and girls. 

Recommending State: Uruguay

Recommendation Accepted

Protection/Enjoyment of rights
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 4th

Czechia

133.239 Guarantee the right to nationality of children born in the territory of the State and to stateless parents. 

133.239 Guarantee the right to nationality of children born in the territory of the State and to stateless parents. 

Recommending State: Mexico

Recommendation Noted

Remedy/Reparation Born on territory
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 4th

Argentina

134.287 Take all necessary measures to implement the Law enacted in 2019 on the Recognition and Protection of Stateless Persons, including those related to guaranteeing the right to birth registration. 

134.287 Take all necessary measures to implement the Law enacted in 2019 on the Recognition and Protection of Stateless Persons, including those related to guaranteeing the right to birth registration. 

Recommending State: Uruguay

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Birth registration Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Georgia

16. With reference to its general recommendation No. 33 (2015) on women’s access to justice, the Committee recommends that the State party address the root causes of the underreporting of cases of gender-based violence against women and girls, including by: (a) Ensuring effective protection...

16. With reference to its general recommendation No. 33 (2015) on women’s access to justice, the Committee recommends that the State party address the root causes of the underreporting of cases of gender-based violence against women and girls, including by:

(a) Ensuring effective protection and accessible support services to women victims of such violence, in particular rural women, women with disabilities, women belonging to ethnic minority groups, internally displaced women and women living in conflict-affected areas, refugee, asylum-seeking, migrant and stateless women and lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women;

(...)


(d) Continuing the provision of free legal aid to women with disabilities and to survivors and consider extending it to other women facing intersecting forms of discrimination, such as older women, women with disabilities, women belonging to ethnic minority groups, internally displaced women and women living in conflict-affected areas, refugee, asylum-seeking, migrant and stateless women and lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women.

28. Recalling its previous recommendation (CEDAW/C/GEO/CO/4-5, para. 23), and with reference to its general recommendation No. 38 (2020) on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Take targeted measures to prevent trafficking in girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation and establish specialized gender-responsive and child sensitive support services, including shelters, for victims of trafficking in girls, in particular those trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation and having faced sexual violence, and increase and systematize public awareness campaigns as an essential measure to prevent trafficking in women and girls and the exploitation of prostitution, in particular targeting women and girls belonging to the most vulnerable groups, such as internally displaced women, women living in conflict-affected areas, refugee, asylum-seeking, migrant and stateless women, rural women and lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women;

40. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Swiftly adopt the State Concept on Women’s Economic Empowerment and implement it, paying specific attention to women belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized groups such as rural women, women belonging to ethnic minority groups, women with disabilities, internally displaced women and women living in conflict-affected areas, refugee, asylum-seeking, migrant and stateless women, and provide information in its next periodic report on the results achieved in the implementation of the State Concept;

(b) Establish comprehensive gender-responsive and adequately funded social protection schemes for women, in particular disadvantaged and marginalized groups of women, such as single mothers, older women, widows, rural women, unemployed women, women engaged in unpaid care work, women belonging to ethnic minority groups, internally displaced women and women living in conflict-affected areas and refugee, asylum-seeking, migrant and stateless women, including by facilitating access to social benefits through digital means.

42. Recalling its previous recommendation ( CEDAW/C/GEO/CO/4-5 , para. 35), the Committee recommends that the State party adopt targeted measures, including temporary special measures, to ensure access to justice, employment and health care, including sexual and reproductive health services, social protection and food security for disadvantaged groups of women, such as older women, women with disabilities, women belonging to ethnic minority groups, internally displaced women and women living in conflict-affected areas, refugee, asylum-seeking, migrant and stateless women and lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women, taking into account their specific needs.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Bahrain

13. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendations and calls upon the State party to: (...) (b) Give high priority to its law reform process and to modify or repeal, without delay and within a clear time frame, all discriminatory legislation, including discriminatory provisions in...

13. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendations and calls upon the State party to:

(...) (b) Give high priority to its law reform process and to modify or repeal, without delay and within a clear time frame, all discriminatory legislation, including discriminatory provisions in the Penal Code, Family Law and Nationality Law, and to sensitize parliamentarians, religious and community leaders, women human rights defenders and the general public on the need for legislative reform;

35. The Committee recommends that the State party expedite the adoption of the 2014 draft amendment to the Nationality Act and revise it to ensure that Bahraini women have the same right as Bahraini men to transfer their nationality to their children, including when they are married to a foreign spouse. The Committee, in line with its previous recommendation (CEDAW/C/BHR/CO/3, para. 34), recommends that the State party accede to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Gender International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Mauritania

11. While noting that the State party’s legislation is derived from sharia, the Committee considers that diversity of opinion and juridical concepts exist in the jurisdictions of other Muslim States having undergone legislative reform. Recalling its previous concluding observations ( CEDAW/C...

11. While noting that the State party’s legislation is derived from sharia, the Committee considers that diversity of opinion and juridical concepts exist in the jurisdictions of other Muslim States having undergone legislative reform. Recalling its previous concluding observations ( CEDAW/C/MRT/CO/2-3 , para . 15) and the links between articles 1 and 2 of the Convention and target 5.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Urgently repeal or amend all provisions that discriminate against women, such as articles 307 and 308 of the Penal Code, articles 8, 13 and 16 of the Nationality Code (1961), articles of the Personal Status Code on guardianship, child and forced marriage, polygamy, divorce, custody and management of property;

19. (...) (b) Adopt temporary special measures, such as regulatory instruments, policies and practices, outreach and support programmes, allocation of resources, preferential treatment, targeted recruitment, hiring and promotion, and affirmative actions, as well as establish time-bound targets, as a necessary strategy to accelerate the achievement of substantive equality of women and men in all areas covered by the Convention where women are underrepresented or disadvantaged, such as in completion of mandatory schooling, enrolment in vocational training and tertiary education programmes, decreasing illiteracy through campaigns targeting adult and rural women, access to full-time formal employment opportunities, economic and social benefits and insurances, and unhindered access to affordable sexual and reproductive information and services, with particular attention to Haratine women, refugee, stateless and migrant women, women with disabilities, rural women and older women;

25. Recalling general recommendation No. 35, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Urgently submit to the parliament for adoption the draft law on combating violence against women and girls in line with the commitment made by the State party’s delegation during the constructive dialogue to do so in the first half of 2023, also echoed in the third cycle of its universal periodic review, and adopt targeted measures to protect Haratine women, refugee, stateless and migrant women, women with disabilities and rural women;

31. Recalling general recommendation No. 32 (2014) on the gender-related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Raise awareness among civil registrars and the general public of women’s equal rights to transfer their nationality to their children, irrespective of their marital status, and to their foreign spouse, in accordance with article 9 of the Convention, bearing in mind that article 6 of the Nationality Code (1961) provides that all provisions relating to nationality contained in duly ratified and published international treaties and agreements are applicable, even if they run counter to Mauritanian law, as also stipulated in the national Constitution;

(b) Amend articles 8, 13, 16 and 18 of the Nationality Code (1961) to ensure that Mauritanian women have rights equal to those of Mauritanian men to transfer their nationality, including to their children born abroad and to a foreign spouse;

(c) Ensure that all women, irrespective of their marital status, have access to birth registration for their children born in Mauritania, and amend the Personal Status Code to ensure that all women and men are entitled to obtain birth certificates for their children, regardless of their marital status;

(d) Ensure affordable and unbureaucratic access to birth registration and identity documents for Haratine, refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant women and women in rural areas of the south of the State party to guarantee their access to basic services, including education, employment, health care – which includes sexual and reproductive health services – social protection and housing;

(e) Expedite the process of acceding to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, in line with the commitments that the State party made in the third cycle of the universal periodic review.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Nationality/Identity documentation Born abroad Birth registration Gender International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action Awareness raising/Capacity building/Training