Dual Citizenship Controversies in Japan

Dual Citizenship Controversies in Japan

By: Kellina Heylek.

Over sixty countries ban or restrict dual citizenship, based on common law principles regarding allegiances to one’s nationality at birth. However, citizenship can be based both on the location of one’s birth as well as one’s parents’ nationality. Do these principles make sense in the new global economy?

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Dual-Citizenship and the Right to Hold Office in Australia

Dual-Citizenship and the Right to Hold Office in Australia

By: Sarah Faris.

There is an old provision in the Australian constitution that prevents any dual citizens from holding office.  In 2017, this provision was revisited and confirmed, causing the deputy prime minister to abdicate has the position because of a New Zealander father.  It seems that moving forward, it could be in Australia’s best interest to revisit this provision. 

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