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Article 4 of Bahrain’s Decree Law No. 12 amending the Bahraini Citizenship Act of 1963 allows Bahraini mothers to only pass on their citizenship to their children under certain conditions not applicable to Bahraini fathers.

  • Country: Bahrain
  • Law status: Discriminatory law in force
  • Law Type: Citizenship

Article 4 of Bahrain’s Decree Law No. 12 amending the Bahraini Citizenship Act of 1963 allows Bahraini mothers to only pass on their citizenship to their children under certain conditions not applicable to Bahraini fathers.

Article 4. A person shall be deemed a Bahraini national in the following cases:

A. If he/she was born in Bahrain or abroad and the father, at the time of the birth, was a Bahraini national.

B. If he/she was born in Bahrain or abroad and the mother, at the time of birth, was a Bahraini national, providing that the father was either unknown or paternity was not legally proven.

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