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Impact of existing discriminatory citizenship laws on women and children in Nepal

Impact of existing discriminatory citizenship laws on women and children in Nepal

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Published by United Nations Development Fund For Women, Forum for Women, Law, and Development in Kathmandu .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 102-103).

Statementstudy conducted & published by UNIFEM, Forum for Women, Law, and Development.
SeriesPublication -- no. 115
ContributionsMahilā, Kānūna ra Vikāsa Mañca (Kathmandu, Nepal), UNIFEM Nepal Field Office.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLAW+
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 113 p. :
Number of Pages113
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22503900M
ISBN 109789994684540
LC Control Number2008331391
OCLC/WorldCa244628852

  Associate citizenship was for those whose application for citizenship under the citizenship law was pending when the law came into force. And naturalised citizenship was provided for, for people who could provide “conclusive evidence” of their entry into Myanmar and residence there prior to , and to their children. citizenship on equal terms with men, discrimination in child custody, and also laws that legitimize bigamy/poligamy by men. Beyond the apparent discrimination against women under.

For example, family, penal, and citizenship laws throughout the region relegate women to a subordinate status compared to their male counterparts. This legal discrimination undermines women’s full personhood and equal participation in society and puts women . Laws (ISSN X) is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed, open access journal of legal systems, theory, and institutions, and is published quarterly online by MDPI.. Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.; Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors .

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Impact of existing discriminatory citizenship laws on women and children in Nepal Download PDF EPUB FB2

The right to citizenship serves as the foundation for several other fundamental human rights. Right to citizenship is basic human rights of a person, which can not be denied and deprived to any one in any case.

It is a right to identity and nationality of a person that establish a relationship with his/her nation. Citizenship law are directly discriminatory against women, which is the major barrier to ensure equal citizenship rights of a person.

Discriminatory citizenship laws affect the overall development of women and children. The Government of Nepal has committed itself to change the citizenship laws upon the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination. international standards, particularly by eliminating all existing laws that discriminate against women and that do not live up to human rights obligations and commitments at the global level.

This includes eliminating laws that, while gender-neutral on their face value, are discriminatory in their consequences and impact.

The paper explores the concept of legal pluralism and its impact on women’s citizenship in federations. Discriminatory family law poses the greatest barrier to equality faced by women Author: Jill Vickers. Considerable, if somewhat mixed, evidence exists on the impact of discriminatory laws in the context of women starting a job, getting paid, having children and managing assets, while there is relatively limited evidence on issues relating to their going places, getting married, running a business and getting a Size: KB.

Notably, the reforms tackling Nepal's federal structure coincided with a revision of the citizenship law. Historically, citizenship in Nepal has been based on patrilineal kinship, and / Considering the fact that there arechildren below the age of 16 living with single mothers in Nepal (National Population and Housing Census of Nepal, ) and that a study conducted by Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) projects million without citizenship certificates in Nepal, the number of persons at risk of statelessness is huge.

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States should therefore repeal or amend laws that discriminate against women. The final recommendation of this report is that consideration should be given to the appointment of a Special Rapporteur on laws that discriminate against women whose mandate should mirror those of existing special procedure mechanisms.

If the UN isFile Size: KB. This is a constant reminder that although Nepal has made progress, gender equality has not been achieved. Women in Nepal still face challenges in conferring citizenship rights to their offspring without the consent and support of the father, leaving single mothers at a huge disadvantage.

A Study on Gender-Based Violence Conducted in For example, Nepal's citizenship law does not recognize women as independent individuals and identity is derived from the father. Such discriminatory provisions within the the women’s and children’s center at. ixFile Size: 1MB.

Laws about violence against women give additional support to women and families affected by violence. The most significant laws related to violence against women are the Violence Against Women Act and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).

Learn more about your protection under each of these laws. Last week, Nepal's Constituent Assembly (CA) members drafted citizenship provisions in the country's long-awaited constitution, causing much consternation and almost guaranteeing that approximately million persons out of an estimated population of nearly 30 million will remain stateless.

The specific draft provision that is deeply problematic and. Nepal’s citizenship provisions are a product of chauvinistic nationalism and patriarchy. It will affect not just Nepalis but Indians with deep family links across the border; it is not just a ‘national’ matter but is directly linked to universal human rights and international conventions.

Gender inequality in Nepal refers to disparities and inequalities between men and women in Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia. Gender inequality is defined as unequal treatment and opportunities due to perceived differences based solely on issues of gender.

Gender inequality is a major barrier for human development worldwide as gender is a determinant for the basis of discrimination. Anti-trafficking, feminist and human rights activists have challenged the citizenship provisions proposed by the CA as discriminatory, both in relation to citizenship by descent and naturalization, arguing that citizenship for women and men should be granted based on birth in the country of Nepal, with the proviso that until such changes occur Cited by: 5.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion.

with the Federal law, grant the naturalized citizenship of Nepal. (9) The Government of Nepal may, in accordance with the Federal law, grant the honorary citizenship of Nepal. (10) Whenever any territory is acquired by way of merger into Nepal, a person having his or her domicile in such territory shall become a citizen of Nepal, subject to the.

Discriminatory laws had been reviewed by an expert Committee and a report thereon had been submitted to the Prime Minister, who had sent it to the Ministry of Women, Children.

Kathmandu - In a historic victory for Nepal’s sexual and gender minorities, the country’s new Constitution explicitly protects them against discrimination.

The progressive inclusion of these protections was secured thanks in large part to the coordinated advocacy efforts of civil society groups such as Blue Diamond Society, whose work is supported by the Multi.

The growth of children’s rights as reflected in international and transnational law has transformed the post-war legal landscape. This overview describes some of the major global and regional legal instruments that have contributed to this transformation, as well as specific relevant provisions in broader human-rights related instruments and in international agreements on child protection.Here are 10 laws that women should know: The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, According to the International Research Centre for Women, almost 47 percent of girls are married before the age.

The current draft attempts to rectify existing discriminatory legislation that guarantees citizenship by descent only to children born to Nepali fathers.