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The status of citizens and the right to nationality
by Patrick Weil
About this EXP
Patrick Weil, Professor at Yale Law School and Senior Research Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, explores citizenship.
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Key point 1
Denaturalisation laws emerged in democracies and dictatorships in the context of the World Wars.
Key point 2
Having a nationality has become the basis for all other human rights.
Key point 3
The UNHCR offers protected status to refugees and stateless people.
Key point 4
Identification documents offer evidence of our legal identity and rights.
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