OHCHR submits report on discrimination against women on nationality related matters to HRC

The Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General submitted its report on discrimination against women on nationality related matters, including the impact on children to the Human Rights Council. The report examines how women in certain countries do not enjoy equal rights with men to acquire, change and retain their nationality and are also not allowed to transfer nationality to their children or spouses on the same basis, which very often results in statelessness. It analyses the negative impact of discriminatory nationality laws on the enjoyment of women’s rights and the rights of their children and spouses, and also includes best practices and other measures to eliminate discrimination against women in nationality laws.

 

The report can be accessed here.

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TAGS: Non-Discrimination


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