CEDAW Concluding Observations: Burundi, 2008

Published: 8/Apr/2008
Source: UN Committee on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women


The Committee considered the combined second, third and fourth periodic report of Burundi (CEDAW/C/BDI/4) at its 813th and 814th meetings, on 16 January 2008 (see CEDAW/C/SR.813 and CEDAW/C/SR.814). The Committee’s list of issues and questions is contained in CEDAW/C/BDI/Q/4 and the responses of Burundi are contained in CEDAW/C/BDI/Q/4/Add.1.


29. The Committee notes with concern that article 4 of the Nationality Code does not comply with article 9 of the Convention because it does not allow a Burundian woman married to a foreigner to transmit her nationality to her husband or children on the same basis as a Burundian man married to a foreigner.

30. The Committee urges the State party to amend the Nationality Code so as to bring it into line with article 9 of the Convention.

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Themes: International standards, Discrimination, Gender
Regions: Burundi
Year: 2008