By Alfred M. Boll

This ebook is a complete evaluate of a number of nationality in overseas legislation, and encompasses a survey of present kingdom perform protecting over seventy five nations. It examines the subject in mild of the historic remedy of a number of nationality through States, overseas our bodies and commentators, starting off the final tendencies in overseas legislation and kin that experience stimulated nationality. whereas the book's function isn't really to discuss the advantages of a number of nationality, yet to give real nation perform, it does survey arguments for and opposed to a number of nationality, and considers States' motivations in adopting a selected perspective towards the subject. As a reference paintings, the quantity encompasses a certain exam of the character of nationality below foreign legislation and the techniques of nationality and citizenship lower than municipal legislation. The survey of kingdom perform additionally constitutes a priceless source for practitioners.

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Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart, “The concept of law – postcript”, ed. Penelope A. Bulloch and Joseph Raz (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994), 246. Not 58 24 CHAPTER 1 question posed. 61 In this sense, the study’s approach is based principally on municipal law in force. 1. Selection of state-sample It is of great consequence to the validity of this study that the sample of states selected for analysis be representative of state practice generally. In this sense a random sample of states must be rejected specifically because it can be argued that there are identifiable factors that influence state policy on nationality and multiple nationality.

Likewise, a state may officially accept that its citizens be multiple-nationals in terms of stated policy and doctrine, yet have municipal legal provisions that effectively eliminate or discourage such a status. 54 Maintaining that states either accept or reject multiple nationality is to ignore that state practice evinces a nuanced spectrum of attitudes toward multiple nationality, rather than black and white clearly demarcated extremes. This is a central tenet herein, and the research undertaken reveals some of the gradation in such attitudes.

7–8. Likewise, the position of the more than three million “British Nationals (Overseas)” should be considered, whose nationality derives from an association with the United Kingdom’s (until 1997) Crown Colony of Hong Kong. Their status as nationals of the UK does not give rise to anything other than diplomatic protection (outside Hong Kong and China). The UK’s treatment of its nationals in Hong Kong is discussed in chapter four. 73 Peter J. Spiro, “Dual nationality and the meaning of citizenship”, Emory Law Review, vol.

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