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CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 56

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: in line with advice issued by the UN on women’s asylum, nationality and statelessness issues:

(a) Introduce a time limit on immigration detention and implement alternatives to detention.

(b) stop detaining pregnant women and nursing mothers.

(c) Help women seeking asylum and refugee women to access employment and appropriate housing.


Original UN recommendation

Recalling its general recommendation No. 32 (2014) on the gender-related dimensions of refugee status, asylum, nationality and statelessness of women, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Introduce a general time limit on immigration detention and implement alternatives to detention.

(b) Take immediate measures to end the detention of pregnant women and nursing mothers.

(c) Take measures to enable asylum-seeking and refugee women to access employment and appropriate housing.

Date of UN examination

26/02/2019

UN article number

2 (elimination of discrimination against women), 15 (equality before the law)

Last updated on 08/10/2019