Women2000 and Beyond: Women, nationality and citizenship

This issue of Women2000 and Beyond highlights discrimination against women by examining laws that differentiate between women and men in the acquisition and retention of nationality, including the nationality of their children. It examines how international law is used to address discrimination cases in nationality laws; surveys national and international cases considered by judicial authorities and discusses how human rights standards on freedom of movement, freedom of information, family rights and other rights have been increasingly applied in relation to discrimination in nationality laws. Approaches adopted by States to avoid gender-based discrimination are analyzed, and actions to ensure compliance with human rights standards in the context of nationality are recommended for States and non-governmental organizations.

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Bibliographic information

Resource type: Assessments

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2003

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)