CERD Concluding Observations: Morocco, 2010

Published: 13/Sep/2010
Source: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


B.Positive aspects

3.The Committee welcomes the adoption of a number of laws aimed at preventing and combating racial discrimination, in particular:


(c)Act No. 62-06 of 2007, amending the Nationality Code of 1958 to bring about equality between men and women through a provision enabling Moroccan mothers to transmit Moroccan nationality to their children;


C.Concerns and recommendations

6.The Committee notes with concern that the Nationality Code does not allow Moroccan women to transmit their nationality to husbands of foreign origin, on an equal basis with Moroccan men (art. 5).

The Committee urges the State party to revise its Nationality Code so that Moroccan women are able to transmit their nationality to husbands of foreign origin and thus enjoy rights equal to those enjoyed by Moroccan men.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Gender, Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Morocco
Year: 2010