This was the general requirement of the essay given by the professor: to write a 5 to 7 page (1.5 space, times new roman) analytical essay on a law or legal practice in a jurisdiction of your choice relating to gender that you believe should be changed. Please describe its harmful effects and explain how your proposal would alleviate such effects. Please also consider obstacles you would face (political, legal, cultural, religious or other) in attempting to change the said law.
I chose the topic of gender inequality in nationality and statelessness in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Title: Gender Inequality in Nationality and Statelessness in the UAE.
- This essay will highlight and analyze the gender inequality in current nationality and statelessness laws in the UAE.
- Description of current law on nationality and statelessness in UAE with focus on children of Emirati women married to foreigner husband as well as statelessness laws. (use this website: https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/passports…)
- Continuation ((if needed) of description of current law on nationality and statelessness in UAE
- Discuss CEDAW and how this law violates CEDAW. (I attached a PDF on this below)
- Briefly mention how UAE ratified Cedaw in 2004 been making significant positive changes to women rights since then however some issues still remain such as the nationality law in the UAE.
- Implications (Harmful effects) of this law.
- Letters project. https://www.instagram.com/p/CK1RpTcnU6Y/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- Discuss how the UAE has plans to grant citizenship to “talented and innovative” people but not to children of Emirati women and stateless groups. https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/government/uae…)
Page 4 and 5:
- Discuss in detail how this law should be changed.
- Emirati women should be able to pass citizenship to their children.
- Stateless individuals should be able to obtain citizenship if after a certain number of years demonstrate good conduct. Or enroll them in a national service program as a requirement.
- What are some obstacles would we face if we attempted to change this law?
- Financial burden for government.
- Any other obstacles?