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Number of results found: 2006

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Mauritania

33. The Committee calls upon the State party to amend the Nationality Code to bring it into line with article 9 of the Convention and to enable Mauritanian women to transmit their nationality to their children and their foreign spouse on an equal basis with Mauritanian men. The Committee...

33. The Committee calls upon the State party to amend the Nationality Code to bring it into line with article 9 of the Convention and to enable Mauritanian women to transmit their nationality to their children and their foreign spouse on an equal basis with Mauritanian men. The Committee further recommends that the State party consider acceding 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)

Syria

37. (..) However, the Committee is concerned at: (a) Considerable delays in adopting the amendment to article 3, in order to prevent Syrian women and their children from becoming stateless. In the context of the conflict, the Committee is concerned at the adverse impact of statelessness on...

37. (..) However, the Committee is concerned at:
(a) Considerable delays in adopting the amendment to article 3, in order to prevent Syrian women and their children from becoming stateless. In the context of the conflict, the Committee is concerned at the adverse impact of statelessness on women and girls and their children, including children born as a consequence of rape, jihad al- nikah (marriages in the name of jihad) as well as child and/or forced marriages, due to their exclusion from services which are restricted to nationals and at the heightened risks of abuse for women and girls in displacement contexts; and
(b) The slow pace implementation of Decree No. 49/2011 which grants nationality to Syrian Kurds and the fact that many women who should benefit from this Decree are stateless.

38. The Committee recalls its General Recommendation No. 21 (1994) on equality in marriage and family relations and its General Recommendation No. 30 (2013) and urges the State party to:
(a) Immediately amend its Nationality Law (Decree No. 276/1969), in particular article 3, in order to ensure that women and men enjoy equal rights to acquire, transfer, retain and change their nationality, in line with article 9 of the Convention; and ensure its implementation;
(b) Fully implement Decree No. 49/2011 so as to ensure that it covers all Syrian Kurds who are still stateless, in particular women and girls and their children;

Remedy/Reparation Gender Race/Ethnicity Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Indonesia

28. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that all children born in Indonesia are registered and issued birth certificates, regardless of their nationality, religion and status at birth, and that birth registration is facilitated and free of charge everywhere and under all...

28. The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that all children born in Indonesia are registered and issued birth certificates, regardless of their nationality, religion and status at birth, and that birth registration is facilitated and free of charge everywhere and under all circumstances. The Committee also recommends that the State party remove the indication of religious affiliation on identity cards and close the gap in the law which may leave some children stateless. It further 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.

Birth registration International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Jordan

26. The Committee reiterates its recommendation that the State party review and amend Law No. 6 of 1954 on nationality in order to ensure that a Jordanian mother married to a non-Jordanian man has the right to transmit her nationality to her children equally and without discrimination. The...

26. The Committee reiterates its recommendation that the State party review and amend Law No. 6 of 1954 on nationality in order to ensure that a Jordanian mother married to a non-Jordanian man has the right to transmit her nationality to her children equally and without discrimination. The Committee also urges the State party to put an end to the revocation of the Jordanian nationality of Palestinian refugee families residing in Jordan. The Committee also recommends that the State party consider acceding to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

 

Loss/Deprivation Gender Race/Ethnicity International Instruments Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

Brunei Darussalam

113.79 Adopt reforms allowing women the transmission of citizenship as a measure in favour of gender equality and the reduction of cases of statelessness. 

113.79 Adopt reforms allowing women the transmission of citizenship as a measure in favour of gender equality and the reduction of cases of statelessness

Recommending State: Mexico

Recommendation Accepted

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

Brunei Darussalam

113.125 Respect the fundamental principle of equality between men and women, in particular by allowing women from Brunei Darussalam to transmit their nationality to their children and by raising the age of marriage for women. 

113.125 Respect the fundamental principle of equality between men and women, in particular by allowing women from Brunei Darussalam to transmit their nationality to their children and by raising the age of marriage for women. 

Recommending State: France

Recommendation Noted

Gender
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

Brunei Darussalam

113.80 Facilitate the integration and naturalization of stateless persons who are permanent residents. 

113.80 Facilitate the integration and naturalization of stateless persons who are permanent residents. 

Recommending State: Iran

Recommendation Accepted

Remedy/Reparation
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

Brunei Darussalam

113.53 Take the necessary measures to amend the legislation on nationality in order to establish equality between men and women regarding the transmission of nationality to their children. 

113.53 Take the necessary measures to amend the legislation on nationality in order to establish equality between men and women regarding the transmission of nationality to their children. 

Recommending State: Argentina

Recommendation Noted

Gender Legislative/Judicial/Administrative action
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

India

40. The Committee strongly urges the State party to: (a) Expedite the adoption of the amendments to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969; make it accessible to the population; and guarantee both birth registration and prompt issuance of birth certificates; (b) Take all necessary...

40. The Committee strongly urges the State party to:
(a) Expedite the adoption of the amendments to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969; make it accessible to the population; and guarantee both birth registration and prompt issuance of birth certificates;
(b) Take all necessary measures to increase the birth registration rate, including by establishing mobile registration offices in particular in rural areas and undertaking a campaign aimed at registering all children who have not yet been registered and who do not have birth certificates;
(c) Promote awareness of the importance of birth registration among parents and relevant authorities through regular mass campaigns and provide information on the procedures for birth registration and the rights and entitlements deriving from birth registration.

43. The Committee is concerned about the statelessness of children born in villages situated in border areas between the State party and Pakistan, such as children belonging to the Kutchi community, and the consequent limitation of their rights in all areas covered by the Convention.

44. The Committee urges the State party to take all necessary measures to provide children belonging to those communities with a nationality, in line with article 7 of the Convention, and consider ratifying the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons.

Remedy/Reparation Birth registration Race/Ethnicity International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

134.48 Take all measures necessary to ensure the implementation of the Plan of Action, including the provision on birth registration (also late birth registration) free of charge, effective implementation of the free and compulsory primary education policy and access to basic health-care...

134.48 Take all measures necessary to ensure the implementation of the Plan of Action, including the provision on birth registration (also late birth registration) free of charge, effective implementation of the free and compulsory primary education policy and access to basic health-care services. 

Recommending State: Slovenia

Recommendation Accepted

Birth registration