CHAPTER XVI
STATUS OF WOMEN
2Convention on the Nationality of Married WomenNew York, 20 February 195711 August 1958 by the exchange of the said letters, in accordance with article 6.11 August 1958, No. 4468Signatories29Parties75United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 309, p. 65.The Convention was opened for signature pursuant to resolution <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_RES_11_1040-E.pdf" target="_blank">1040 (XI)</a><superscript>1</superscript> adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 29 January 1957.
ParticipantSignatureAccession(a), Succession(d), RatificationAlbania27 Jul 1960 aAntigua and Barbuda25 Oct 1988 dArgentina10 Oct 1963 aArmenia18 May 1994 aAustralia14 Mar 1961 aAustria19 Jan 1968 aAzerbaijan16 Aug 1996 aBahamas10 Jun 1976 dBarbados26 Oct 1979 aBelarus 7 Oct 1957 23 Dec 1958 Belgium15 May 1972 Bosnia and Herzegovina<superscript>2</superscript> 1 Sep 1993 dBrazil26 Jul 1966 4 Dec 1968 Bulgaria22 Jun 1960 aCambodia11 Nov 2001 Canada20 Feb 1957 21 Oct 1959 Chile18 Mar 1957 China<superscript>3</superscript>20 Feb 1957 22 Sep 1958 Colombia20 Feb 1957 Côte d'Ivoire 2 Nov 1999 aCroatia<superscript>2</superscript>12 Oct 1992 dCuba20 Feb 1957 5 Dec 1957 Cyprus26 Apr 1971 dCzech Republic<superscript>4</superscript>22 Feb 1993 dDenmark20 Feb 1957 22 Jun 1959 Dominican Republic20 Feb 1957 10 Oct 1957 Ecuador16 Jan 1958 29 Mar 1960 Eswatini18 Sep 1970 aFiji12 Jun 1972 dFinland15 May 1968 aGermany<superscript>5,6</superscript> 7 Feb 1974 aGhana15 Aug 1966 aGuatemala20 Feb 1957 13 Jul 1960 Guinea19 Mar 1975 Hungary 5 Dec 1957 3 Dec 1959 Iceland18 Oct 1977 aIndia15 May 1957 Ireland24 Sep 1957 25 Nov 1957 Israel12 Mar 1957 7 Jun 1957 Jamaica12 Mar 1957 30 Jul 1964 dJordan 1 Jul 1992 aKazakhstan28 Mar 2000 aKyrgyzstan10 Feb 1997 aLatvia14 Apr 1992 aLesotho 4 Nov 1974 dLiberia16 Sep 2005 aLibya16 May 1989 aLuxembourg<superscript>7,8</superscript>[11 Sep 1975 ][22 Jul 1977 ]Madagascar12 Sep 2002 Malawi 8 Sep 1966 aMalaysia24 Feb 1959 aMali 2 Feb 1973 aMalta 7 Jun 1967 dMauritius18 Jul 1969 dMexico 4 Apr 1979 aMontenegro<superscript>9</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands<superscript>10</superscript>[ 8 Aug 1966 a]New Zealand<superscript>11</superscript> 7 Jul 1958 17 Dec 1958 Nicaragua 9 Jan 1986 aNorth Macedonia20 Apr 1994 dNorway 9 Sep 1957 20 May 1958 Pakistan10 Apr 1958 Poland 3 Jul 1959 aPortugal21 Feb 1957 Romania 2 Dec 1960 aRussian Federation 6 Sep 1957 17 Sep 1958 Rwanda26 Sep 2003 aSerbia<superscript>2</superscript>12 Mar 2001 dSierra Leone13 Mar 1962 dSingapore18 Mar 1966 dSlovakia<superscript>4</superscript>28 May 1993 dSlovenia<superscript>2</superscript> 6 Jul 1992 dSouth Africa29 Jan 1993 17 Dec 2002 Sri Lanka30 May 1958 aSt. Lucia14 Oct 1991 dSt. Vincent and the Grenadines27 Apr 1999 dState of Palestine10 Apr 2019 aSweden 6 May 1957 13 May 1958 Trinidad and Tobago11 Apr 1966 dTunisia24 Jan 1968 aUganda15 Apr 1965 aUkraine15 Oct 1957 3 Dec 1958 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>7</superscript>[20 Feb 1957 ][28 Aug 1957 ]United Republic of Tanzania28 Nov 1962 aUruguay20 Feb 1957 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)31 May 1983 aZambia22 Jan 1975 dZimbabwe 1 Dec 1998 d
Declaration and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were madeupon ratification, accession or succession.)ArgentinaArticle 7:The Argentine Government expressly reserves the rights of the Republic with respect to the Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands), the South Sandwich Islands and the lands included within the Argentine Antarctic Sector, declaring that they do not constitute a colony or possession of any nation but are part of Argentine territory and lie within its dominion and sovereignty.Article 10:The Argentine Government reserves the right not to submit disputes directly or indirectly linked with the territories under Argentine sovereignty to the procedure indicated in this article.Brazil"Reservation is made concerning application of article 10."ChileThe Government of Chile makes a reservation with regard to article 10, in the sense that it does not accept the compulsory jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice for the purpose of the settlement of disputes which may arise between Contracting States concerning the interpretation or application of the present Convention.GuatemalaArticle 10 of the said Convention shall, by reason of constitutional requirements, be applied without prejudice to article 149, paragraph 3 (b) of the Constitution of the Republic.India<i>Reservation as to Article 10: </i>"Any dispute which may arise between any two or more Contracting States concerning the interpretation or application of the present Convention which is not settled by negotiations shall with the consent of the parties to the dispute be referred to the International Court of Justice for decision unless the parties agree to another mode of settlement."Tunisia[Article 10]For any dispute to be referred to the International Court of Justice, the agreement of all the parties to the dispute shall be necessary in every case.UruguayOn behalf of Uruguay we hereby make a reservation to the provisions of article 3 which has a bearing on the application of the Convention. The Constitution of Uruguay does not authorize the granting of nationality to an alien unless he is the child of a Uruguayan father or mother, in which case he may become a natural citizen. This case apart, an alien who fulfils the constitutionality and legal conditions may be granted only legal citizenship, and not nationality.Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)<center>[ <i>See chapter XVI.1. </i>] </center>Territorial Application
ParticipantDate of receipt of the notificationTerritories
Australia14 Mar 1961All the non-metropolitan territories for the international relations of which Australia is responsibleNetherlands<superscript>10</superscript> 8 Aug 1966Aruba and Netherlands AntillesNew Zealand<superscript>11</superscript>17 Dec 1958The Cook Islands (including Niue), the Tokelau Islands, and the Trust Territory of Western SamoaUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>7</superscript>28 Aug 1957Channel Islands and Isle of Man18 Mar 1958Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate, Bermuda, British Guiana, British Honduras, British Solomon Islands, British Somaliland, British Virgin Islands, Colony of Aden, Cyprus, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Fiji, Gambia, Gibraltar, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Grenada, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, Malta, Mauritius, Montserrat, North Borneo, St. Helena, Sarawak, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Swaziland, Tanganyika, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zanzibar19 May 1958Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
23Notifications made under article 7 (2)ParticipantDate of receipt of the notification:Territories:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland18 Mar 1958Aden, the Bahamas, Barbados, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Bermuda, British Guiana, British Honduras, British Solomon Islands, British Somaliland, Cyprus, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gibraltar, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, the Leeward Islands (Antigua, Montserrat, St. Christopher-Nevis), the British Virgin Islands, Malta, Mauritius, North Borneo, St. Helena, Sarawak, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Swaziland, Tanganyika, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, the Windward Islands (Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent), ZanzibarUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland19 May 1958The Federation of Rhodesia and NyasalandUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland3 Nov 1960TongaUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland1 Oct 1962Brunei
1<i>Official Records of the General Assembly, Eleventh Session, Supplement No. 17 </i> (A/3572), p. 18.2The former Yugoslavia had signed and ratified the Convention on 27 March 1957 and 13 March 1959, respectively. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina”, “Croatia”, “former Yugoslavia”, “Slovenia”, “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.3Signed and ratified on behalf of the Republic of China on 20 February 1957 and 22 September 1958, respectively. See note concerning signatures, ratifications, accessions, etc., on behalf of China (note 1 under “China” in the “Historical Information” secton in the front matter of this volume).In communications addressed to the Secretary-General with reference to the above-mentioned signature and/or ratification, the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Czechoslovakia, Denmark, India, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Yugoslavia stated that, since their Governments did not recognize the Nationalist Chinese authorities as the Government of China, they could not regard the said signature or ratification as valid. The Permanent Missions of Czechoslovakia and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics further stated that the sole authorities entitled to act for China and the Chinese people in the United Nations and in international relations, and to sign, ratify, accede or denounce treaties, conventions and agreements on behalf of China, were the Government of the People's Republic of China and its duly appointed representatives.In a note addressed to the Secretary-General, the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations stated that the Government of the Republic of China was the only legal Government which represented China and the Chinese people in international relations and that, therefore, the allegations made in the above-mentioned communica tions as to the lack of validity of the signature or ratification in question had no legal foundation whatever.4Czechoslovakia had signed and ratified the Convention on 3 September 1957 and 5 April 1962, respectively. See also note 1 under “Czech Republic” and note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.5The German Democratic Republic had acceded to the Convention with a reservation and a declaration on 27 December 1973. For the text of the reservation and the declaration, see United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 905, p. 76. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.6See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.7On 24 December 1981, the Secretary-General received from the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland a notification of denunciation of the said Convention: The notification specifies that the denunciation is effected on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and of the following territories for the international relations of which the United Kingdom is responsible and to which the Convention was extended in accordance with the provisions of article 7: Bailiwick of Jersey, Bailiwick of Guernsey, Isle of Man, Saint Christopher-Nevis, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena and Dependencies, Turks and Caicos Islands, State of Brunei, United Kingdom Sovereign Bases Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the Island of Cyprus. In accordance with the provisions of article 9 (2) of the Convention, the denunciation will take effect one year after the date of receipt of the said notification, that is to say, on 24 December 1982.8On 12 July 2007, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Luxembourg a notification of denunciation under article 9 (1) of the Convention. In accordance with the provisions of article 9 (1) of the Convention, the denunciation will take effect one year after the date of receipt of the said notification, that is to say, on 12 July 2008.9See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.10See note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Nertherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume. On 16 January 1992, the Secretary-General received from the Government of the Netherlands a notification of denunciation (for the Kingdom in Europe, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba). In accordance with article 9 (1), the denunciation will take effect one year after the date of receipt of the said notification, i.e., on 16 January 1993.11See note 1 under “New Zealand” regarding Tokelau in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.