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Women and Citizenship Legislation in Lebanon

Karlsson, Sanna LU (2009) MRS201 20072
Human Rights Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
Lebanese women cannot confer their citizenship to their children incase they marry a non-Lebanese man, nor can the man become a naturalized citizen through his Lebanese spouse. The purpose of this study is to describe the reasons to the policy of dependent citizenship in the Lebanese case, as well as its objectives. Lebanese women’s dependent citizenship in conjunction with the 15 different confessional Personal Status Codes, create a female citizen who needs to depend on male relatives to access some rights, which becomes even more problematic if the husband is foreign. Children to non-Lebanese fathers have reduced access to schooling, work and healthcare.
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author
Karlsson, Sanna LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRS201 20072
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Confessionalism, Dependent citizenship, Personal Status Codes, Patriarchal social structures
language
English
id
1464984
date added to LUP
2009-09-02 15:29:32
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:49
@misc{1464984,
  abstract     = {Lebanese women cannot confer their citizenship to their children incase they marry a non-Lebanese man, nor can the man become a naturalized citizen through his Lebanese spouse. The purpose of this study is to describe the reasons to the policy of dependent citizenship in the Lebanese case, as well as its objectives. Lebanese women’s dependent citizenship in conjunction with the 15 different confessional Personal Status Codes, create a female citizen who needs to depend on male relatives to access some rights, which becomes even more problematic if the husband is foreign. Children to non-Lebanese fathers have reduced access to schooling, work and healthcare.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Sanna},
  keyword      = {Confessionalism,Dependent citizenship,Personal Status Codes,Patriarchal social structures},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Women and Citizenship Legislation in Lebanon},
  year         = {2009},
}