CEDAW Concluding Observations: Eritrea, 2020

Published: 10/Mar/2020
Source: Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Eritrea



31.The Committee notes that Proclamation No. 21/1992 on the acquisition of nationality guarantees equal rights among sexes. It also welcomes the efforts of the State party in promoting birth registration. However, the Committee notes with concern the insufficient implementation of the proclamation and the difficulties in obtaining birth certificates in rural areas.

32. The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Effectively implement the law on nationality so that women can acquire, change, retain or transfer their nationality, in line with article 9 of the Convention;

(b) Facilitate birth registration, in particular in rural areas, through the use of modern information and other technologies and by simplifying and ensuring affordable birth registration procedures;

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

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Themes: Acquisition by children, International standards, Discrimination, Gender, Birth Registration, Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Eritrea
Year: 2020