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;