Nationality law in the western hemisphere : a study on grounds for acquisition and loss of citizenship in the Americas and the Caribbean / by Olivier Vonk.
Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, 2015.
xii, 414 pages ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Part 1. Nationality law in the western hemisphere : setting the scene Non-sovereign Caribbean territories that belong to Britain, France, the Netherlands, or the United States Key observations from the nationality law-related case law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights On modes of acquisition and loss of nationality : the European Union democracy observatory on citizenship typology Part 2. Grounds for acquisition and loss of citizenship in the independent nation-states of the Western Hemisphere Introduction to the country analyses Comparative conclusions by individual mode of acquisition and mode of loss of citizenship.
In 'Nationality Law in the Western Hemisphere', Olivier Vonk provides the first comprehensive overview in English of the grounds for acquisition and loss of citizenship in the thirty-five independent countries in the Americas and the Caribbean. Employing a typology developed by the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship, he convincingly shows that different nationality laws can be compared by using a systematic analytical grid. The individual country chapters additionally pay due regard to issues such as dual citizenship and statelessness, and include thorough historical observations as well as extensive bibliographical references for each state. 'Nationality Law in the Western Hemisphere' allows academics, practitioners, governments and international organizations to assess nationality legislation beyond a purely national context.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-411) and index.
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