CEDAW Concluding Observations: Egypt, 2010

Published: 5/Feb/2010
Source: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

CEDAW/C/EGY/CO/7

Nationality

37. The Committee notes that the nationality law has been amended under Law No. 154 of 2004, which grants gender equality regarding the transfer of Egyptian nationality to the children of a man or a woman who marries a foreigner. The Committee is concerned, however, that Egyptian women cannot pass their nationality on to their foreign husbands, unlike Egyptian men who have such right after two years of marriage, and it is also concerned that the children of Egyptian women married to foreigners from certain countries are still encountering obstacles in passing their nationality to their children.

38. The Committee requests the State party to amend the nationality law so as to bring it into conformity with article 9 of the Convention. The Committee also calls upon the State party to remove any obstacles to the practical implementation of the law.

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Themes: Discrimination, Gender
Regions: Egypt
Year: 2010