CEDAW Concluding Observations: DRC, 2006

Published: 25/Aug/2006



“31. While welcoming article 5 of the new legislation on nationality, which enables women to transmit Congolese nationality through filiation in the same way as men, the Committee regrets that article 30 provides that women cannot retain their Congolese nationality if they marry a foreigner.

32. The Committee urges the State party to remove this discriminatory provision so as to bring the law into full conformity with article 9 of the Convention.”

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Themes: International standards, Discrimination, Gender
Regions: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Year: 2006