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Number of results found: 1930

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Kazakhstan

25. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Undertake programmes aimed at accelerating the regularization of stateless women and girls and ensure that they have adequate access to education, health care and other basic services; (b) Strengthen its public awareness-raising...

25. The Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Undertake programmes aimed at accelerating the regularization of stateless women and girls and ensure that they have adequate access to education, health care and other basic services;
(b) Strengthen its public awareness-raising campaigns and take specific measures to ensure that poor and rural women are aware of the requirements relating to State birth registration and are able to easily gain access to birth registration services, including birth certificates, provided by the Government.

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

Sierra Leone

27. The Committee urges the State party to ensure the equal rights of women and men to acquire, transfer, change or retain their nationality, and to transmit it to their children born abroad. The Committee urges the State party to amend the Citizenship Act in order to bring it into full...

27. The Committee urges the State party to ensure the equal rights of women and men to acquire, transfer, change or retain their nationality, and to transmit it to their children born abroad. The Committee urges the State party to amend the Citizenship Act in order to bring it into full compliance with article 9 of the Convention. It 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.

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

Bahrain

33. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that women still do not enjoy equal rights to nationality, given that men automatically confer their nationality to their children, while Bahraini women do not. The Committee notes the slow pace of adoption of the draft amendments to the...

33. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that women still do not enjoy equal rights to nationality, given that men automatically confer their nationality to their children, while Bahraini women do not. The Committee notes the slow pace of adoption of the draft amendments to the Nationality Law and is especially concerned that such amendments will not automatically grant children of Bahraini women married to foreigners the nationality of their mothers, but will only codify the present system according to which, women, upon request and royal decision, can transfer their nationality to their children. In addition, the Committee is concerned about the situation of stateless persons, including the possibility of children of Bahraini women married to foreigners becoming stateless.

34. Recalling its previous recommendation (CEDAW/C/BHR/CO/2, para. 31) and in light of the State party’s commitment during its most recent universal periodic review, the Committee urges the State party to expedite the amendments to the Nationality Law to bring it into full compliance with article 9 of the Convention, and to withdraw its reservation to article 9 (2). Furthermore, it recommends that the State party consider acceding to international instruments to address the situation of stateless persons, including 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)

Iraq

37. The Committee recommends that the State party amend the discriminatory provisions of Act No. 26 (2006), namely articles 4, 7 and 11, 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...

37. The Committee recommends that the State party amend the discriminatory provisions of Act No. 26 (2006), namely articles 4, 7 and 11, 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.

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

Qatar

32. The Committee urges the State party to amend the Nationality Law to bring it into full compliance with article 9 (1 and 2) of the Convention and to enable Qatari women to pass their nationality to their children and their foreign spouse on the same basis as Qatari men. It also calls up...

32. The Committee urges the State party to amend the Nationality Law to bring it into full compliance with article 9 (1 and 2) of the Convention and to enable Qatari women to pass their nationality to their children and their foreign spouse on the same basis as Qatari men. It also calls up on the State party to withdraw its reservation to article 9 (2). The Committee further recommends that the State party consider acceding to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and t he 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

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

Cameroon

25. The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Revise the Nationality Code in order to ensure that women and men have equal rights to nationality, in particular with regard to the acquisition, transmission and retention of nationality; (b) Ensure that women and girls in rural and...

25. The Committee recommends that the State party:
(a) Revise the Nationality Code in order to ensure that women and men have equal rights to nationality, in particular with regard to the acquisition, transmission and retention of nationality;
(b) Ensure that women and girls in rural and remote areas, including in the Bakassi zone, are aware of the procedures and requirements for birth registration and that they do not face financial and other barriers in obtaining registration and that they do not face financial and other barriers in obtaining birth registration

Birth registration Gender
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Russia

29. The Committee urges the State party to ensure that all children born in its territory, irrespective of the status of their parents, are registered on the same terms as children born to Russian citizens and are issued with a standard birth certificate.

29. The Committee urges the State party to ensure that all children born in its territory, irrespective of the status of their parents, are registered on the same terms as children born to Russian citizens and are issued with a standard birth certificate.

Birth registration
Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Yemen

38. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendations (CRC/C/OPSC/YEM/CO/1, para. 32) and strongly urges the State party to ensure the registration of all births, including by raising awareness among government officers, midwives, doctors, community and religious leaders and establishing...

38. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendations (CRC/C/OPSC/YEM/CO/1, para. 32) and strongly urges the State party to ensure the registration of all births, including by raising awareness among government officers, midwives, doctors, community and religious leaders and establishing civil registration mechanisms in hospitals and a registration and monitoring mechanism of births taking place in homes. It also recommends that the State party take appropriate measures to tackle corruption, inter alia, by identifying and sanctioning those responsible for charging illegal birth registration fees and for counterfeiting birth certificates.

40. The Committee urges the State party to repeal any discriminatory provisions against children with disabilities in the National Act No. 6 (1990), in particular article 4 (b), and ensure that all children without discrimination of any kind have the right to acquire nationality.

76. (e) Ratify the Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, 1954, and the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, 1961.

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

Republic of the Congo

37. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (CRC/C/COG/CO/1, para. 34), and urges the State party to establish an efficient and accessible birth registration system covering its entire territory, including by empowering chiefs of villages in remote areas to register civil status...

37. The Committee reiterates its previous recommendation (CRC/C/COG/CO/1, para. 34), and urges the State party to establish an efficient and accessible birth registration system covering its entire territory, including by empowering chiefs of villages in remote areas to register civil status, so that all children are registered immediately after birth. The Committee also urges the State party to ensure that undue payments are not imposed. It also reiterates its recommendation that the State party:

(a) Promote awareness and appreciation of the importance of birth registration among parents and administrative authorities through regular mass campaigns providing information on the procedure for birth registration, and on the rights and entitlements derived from the registration;

(b) Take appropriate measures to register those who were not registered at birth, including indigenous children and refugee children;

(c) Seek technical assistance from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), among others, for the implementation of these recommendations.

71. (...) It also encourages the State party to ratify the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons and the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Birth registration International Instruments
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 2nd

Jordan

120.12. Consider the possibility to withdraw the reservation to article 9 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women with the aim of providing Jordanian women with the right to pass on the nationality to their children. 

120.12. Consider the possibility to withdraw the reservation to article 9 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women with the aim of providing Jordanian women with the right to pass on the nationality to their children. 

Recommending State: Ecuador

Recommendation Noted

Gender International Instruments