CEDAW Concluding Observations: Morocco, 2008

Published: 8/Apr/2008
Source: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women



40. While noting with satisfaction the improvement in the personal status of women in the State party, including the fact that that every child born to a Moroccan mother, whether in Morocco or abroad, is entitled to acquire his or her mother’s nationality, the Committee remains concerned about various forms of discrimination related to their personal status, such as the non-acquisition of the Moroccan nationality by the foreign husband of a Moroccan wife in circumstances where a non-Moroccan wife of a Moroccan husband would acquire Moroccan nationality, and the loss of the Moroccan nationality of a Moroccan wife who acquires her husband’s foreign nationality.

41. The Committee urges the State party to amend without delay all discriminatory provisions affecting women’s rights in the Nationality Code, in order to harmonize it fully with the Convention. The Committee encourages the State party to conduct this task in consultation with women’s organizations.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Morocco
Year: 2008