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Shirin Aumeeruddy-Cziffra et al v. Mauritius (Mauritian Women case)

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Shirin Aumeeruddy-Cziffra et al v. Mauritius (Mauritian Women case)

 

(Communication No. 35/1978)

Subject:

Article 2 (1), Article 3, Article 17 (1), Article 23 (1), Article 26 – Discrimination on the ground of sex, equal rights of men and women, unlawful interference, protection of the family:

The immigration law of Mauritius granted automatic residence rights to foreign women who married Mauritian men, but did not do so in respect of foreign men who married Mauritian women.

Conclusion:

Violation of Articles 2 (1), Article 3 and Article 26 in relation to Articles 17 (1) and 23 (1): The Human Rights Committee held that the immigration law discriminated against women on the ground of sex.

(Paragraphs 8.1, 9.2, 10.1)