International Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Ratified by Ireland: 23 December 1985
On 19 December 1986, the Government of Ireland notified the Secretary-General of its withdrawal of the following reservations made upon accession:
Pending the proposed amendment to the law relating to citizenship, which is at an advanced stage, Ireland reserves the right to retain provisions in its existing law concerning the acquisition of citizenship on marriage.
With regard to paragraph 4 of this article, Ireland observes the equal rights of women relating to the movement of persons and the freedom to choose their residence; pending the proposed amendment of the law of domicile, which is at an advanced stage, it reserves the right to retain its existing law.
Article 11 (1) and 13(a)
... and pending the coming into force of the Social Welfare (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1985, to apply special conditions to the entitlement of married women to certain social security schemes.
Reservations by Ireland:
Articles 16, 1 (d) and (f)
Ireland is of the view that the attainment in Ireland of the objectives of the Convention does not necessitate the extension to men of rights identical to those accorded by law to women in respect of the guardianship, adoption and custody of children born out of wedlock and reserves the right to implement the Convention subject to that understanding.
Articles 11 (1) and 13 (a)
Ireland reserves the right to regard the Anti-Discrimination (Pay) Act, 1974 and the Employment Equality Act 19977 and other measures taken in implementation of the European Economic Community standards concerning employment opportunities and pay as sufficient implementation of articles 11, 1 (b), (c) and (d).
Ireland reserves the right for the time being to maintain provisions of Irish legislation in the area of social security which are more favourable to women than men.
Reports submitted by Ireland under this Convention and Concluding Observations published by the Committee can be accessed in the Human Rights Reporting Section
Optional Protocol to the CEDAW Convention providing
for an individual complaints procedure
Ratified by Ireland: 07 September 2000