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Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Portugal

21. While welcoming the adoption of Law No. 2/2018, which establishes that children born on Portuguese territory are considered Portuguese by origin, and Law No. 26/2018, which provides that children of foreign nationality that are hosted in public institutions shall be granted resident...

21. While welcoming the adoption of Law No. 2/2018, which establishes that children born on Portuguese territory are considered Portuguese by origin, and Law No. 26/2018, which provides that children of foreign nationality that are hosted in public institutions shall be granted resident status, the Committee recommends that the State party take all necessary measures to ensure implementation of these legal provisions. 

Born on territory Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action

Nigeria

17. (...) The State party should take steps, including a comprehensive review of the legislation, to ensure that women are not subjected to any form of discrimination, in law and in practice, inter alia in matters of access to justice, education, employment, land and property rights,...

17. (...) The State party should take steps, including a comprehensive review of the legislation, to ensure that women are not subjected to any form of discrimination, in law and in practice, inter alia in matters of access to justice, education, employment, land and property rights, marriage and transmittal of nationality. (...)

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Mauritania

17. (...) It should also amend the discriminatory provisions of the Personal Status Code and the Nationality Code with the aim of giving full effect to the principle of gender equality enshrined in the Constitution and the Covenant. 37. The State party should: (...) (b) Intensify its...

17. (...) It should also amend the discriminatory provisions of the Personal Status Code and the Nationality Code with the aim of giving full effect to the principle of gender equality enshrined in the Constitution and the Covenant.

37. The State party should:

(...)

(b) Intensify its efforts to provide national identity documents to refugees in order to facilitate their access to education, health care and other social services and to protect them from arrest, detention and expulsion;

(c) Remove all obstacles to the birth registration of children born in Mauritania to refugees or asylum seekers, especially in Mbera camp ;

(d) Step up its efforts to allow all refugees repatriated from Senegal, as well as their children, to obtain civil status documents;

(e) Consider acceding to the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Nationality/Identity documentation Birth registration Gender International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Netherlands

22. The Committee is concerned by reports that the draft legislation establishing a statelessness determination procedure does not grant a residence permit to a person recognized as stateless and that the stateless determination procedure envisaged in the draft legislation, including the...

22. The Committee is concerned by reports that the draft legislation establishing a statelessness determination procedure does not grant a residence permit to a person recognized as stateless and that the stateless determination procedure envisaged in the draft legislation, including the criteria for the acquisition of Dutch citizenship by children with stateless parents, is not in line with international standards (art. 24).

23. The State party should review and amend the draft legislation with a view to ensuring that a person recognized as stateless is granted a residence permit so as to fully enjoy the rights enshrined in the Covenant and that the stateless determination procedure is fully in line with international standards, is aimed at reducing statelessness and considers the best interests of the child in cases involving children.

50. The Committee is concerned about the amendments to the Dutch Nationality Act, which provide for the revocation, in absentia, of the Dutch nationality of dual nationals based on information that they have left the country to voluntarily join the military service of a foreign State or a terrorist organization, and the implications that this would have for their family members. It is particularly concerned about the barriers faced by affected persons who are outside the country to appeal such a decision, which is based on classified information to which they or their legal representatives have no access. It is further concerned by the bill on strengthening the criminal law approach to countering terrorism, which provides for detention without an indictment based on a reasonable suspicion for a maximum duration of 44 days (arts. 2, 3, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 23 and 26).

51. The State party should regularly review its counter-terrorism legislative measures, with a view to assessing their human rights impact and bringing those measures and judicial safeguards on their manner of application into line with international due process standards and the provisions of the Covenant, and ensure meaningful participation of civil society in the process. In particular, it should revise the Dutch Nationality Act with a view to ensuring effective safeguards against arbitrary loss of nationality and discriminatory effects as well as the effective exercise of the right to appeal.

Protection/Enjoyment of rights Identification and determination procedures Loss/Deprivation Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

Paraguay

41. The State party should strengthen its efforts to ensure that all children born in its territory, including all children born to adolescent mothers, are registered and receive an official birth certificate. In this regard, it should continue its efforts to establish civil registry offices...

41. The State party should strengthen its efforts to ensure that all children born in its territory, including all children born to adolescent mothers, are registered and receive an official birth certificate. In this regard, it should continue its efforts to establish civil registry offices in maternity and children’s hospitals and in rural and indigenous communities. It should also ensure that the inter-institutional cooperation agreement is effectively implemented, in order to guarantee that children born abroad to Paraguayan parents can be registered by consulates. It should also step up campaigns to encourage the registration of all adults who have not yet been registered.

Birth registration
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Austria

29. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Ensure that unpaid work is taken into account for the determination of a “sufficiently secured livelihood” in the context of citizenship applications by foreign women; (b) Remove barriers to the acquisition of Austrian nationality by...

29. The Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Ensure that unpaid work is taken into account for the determination of a “sufficiently secured livelihood” in the context of citizenship applications by foreign women;
(b) Remove barriers to the acquisition of Austrian nationality by children born out of wedlock, including the restrictive age requirement, and accord Austrian citizenship to otherwise stateless children born in the State party, unless a child can acquire citizenship of one of his or her parents immediately after birth through a non-discretionary procedure such as consular registration, declaration, the right of option or other similar procedures.

 

Access to nationality/Naturalization Born on territory Gender Discrimination - Other Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Cabo Verde

  27. The Committee welcomes the measures taken to address the 220 cases of statelessness identified in the 2010 census and recommends that the State party ratify the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 1954 and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness of 1961....

 

27. The Committee welcomes the measures taken to address the 220 cases of statelessness identified in the 2010 census and recommends that the State party ratify the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of 1954 and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness of 1961.

 

International Instruments
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Cote d'Ivoire

38. The Committee recommends that the State party amend or repeal all remaining provisions of the Nationality Code that discriminate against women.

38. The Committee recommends that the State party amend or repeal all remaining provisions of the Nationality Code that discriminate against women.

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

Guyana

34. The Committee draws attention to target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to provide legal identity for all, including birth registration, and recommends that the State party: (a) Increase the human, technical and financial resources allocated to civil registration and...

34. The Committee draws attention to target 16.9 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to provide legal identity for all, including birth registration, and recommends that the State party:
(a) Increase the human, technical and financial resources allocated to civil registration and citizenship documentation services, including by increasing the number and capacity of mobile registration brigades in hinterland and border areas;
(b) Take specific measures to enable women and girls of Guyanese descent arriving from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to register and obtain nationality documentation;
(c) Ratify the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

(Forced) migration context Nationality/Identity documentation Gender International Instruments Awareness raising/Capacity building/Training
Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Qatar

14. (c) Repeal all remaining legal provisions that discriminate against women and girls, especially in the areas of marriage, divorce, custody of children, inheritance and property rights, nationality and the requirement of the authorization of a guardian for single women under the age of 25...

14. (c) Repeal all remaining legal provisions that discriminate against women and girls, especially in the areas of marriage, divorce, custody of children, inheritance and property rights, nationality and the requirement of the authorization of a guardian for single women under the age of 25 years to travel abroad;

34. Recalling its previous concluding observations (ibid.), the Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Amend the Nationality Act (Act No. 38 of 2005) to bring it into full compliance with article 9 of the Convention by enabling Qatari women to confer their nationality upon their children and their foreign spouses on an equal footing with Qatari men;
(b) Withdraw its reservation to article 9 (2) of the Convention;
(c) Consider ratifying 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