Skip to main content

Jordan – Equality Now submission to the Human Rights Committee (CCPR) 121st Session October 2017

This submission details our concern about the sex-based discrimination against Jordanian women married to foreigners who are not able to pass on their nationality to their children, with severe consequences for those children and their families. This law violates the equality and non-discrimination principles, as well as the right to a nationality, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Jordan does not have reservations on, and it deprives women of enjoying their rights as equal citizens with men.

The Committee referred to this submission in their Concluding Observations.

Submitted by: Equality Now, Arab Women Organization (AWO), “My mother is Jordanian, and her nationality is right for me” Campaign and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights.