Niger: State Report to CEDAW, 2005

Published: 21/Nov/2005
Source: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women


Initial and second report of the Niger on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Final Document submitted June 2001; published November 2005.

15. While appreciating the various legal reforms that have taken place, including revisions to the Penal Code, the Committee is concerned about continuing legal provisions and regulations that discriminate against women, including the law on nationality, which does not give women of the Niger who marry foreigners the option to transmit their nationality to their spouse […].

Chapter 7 (pp.35-38) sets out the history and current law on nationality.

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State Report of Niger to CEDAW (PDF, 256 kb)

Themes: Discrimination, Gender, Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: West Africa, Niger
Year: 2005