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Nationality Law in the Western Hemisphere: A Study on Grounds for Acquisition and Loss of Citizenship in the Americas and the Caribbean

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ISBN13: 9789004276406
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £128.00

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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.

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Comparative Law, Public International Law
List of Abbreviations
Map of the Western Hemisphere

PART I Nationality Law in the Western Hemisphere: Setting the Scene

Chapter 1
1. General Introduction
2. Observations on Matters of Terminology and Definition in Nationality Law
3. On the Nationality Legislation of the Two Major Former Colonial Powers in the Western Hemisphere: Britain and Spain

Chapter 2 Non-Sovereign Caribbean Territories that Belong to Britain, France, the Netherlands, or the United States

Chapter 3 Key Observations from the Nationality Law-related Case Law of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Chapter 4 On Modes of Acquisition and Loss of Nationality: the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship Typology

PART II Grounds for Acquisition and Loss of Citizenship in the Independent Nation-States of the Western Hemisphere

Chapter 5 Introduction to the Country Analyses
1. Antigua and Barbuda
2. Argentina
3. Bahamasl
4. Barbados
5. Belize
6. Bolivia
7. Brazil
8. Canada
9. Chile
10. Colombia
11. Costa Rica
12. Cuba
13. Dominica
14. Dominican Republic
15. Ecuador
16. El Salvador
17. Grenada
18. Guatemala
19. Guyana
20. Haiti
21. Honduras
22. Jamaica
23. Mexico
24. Nicaragua
25. Panama
26. Paraguay
27. Peru
28. Saint Kitts and Nevis
29. Saint Lucia
30. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
31. Surinam
32. Trinidad and Tobago
33. United States of America
34. Uruguay
35. Venezuela

Chapter 6 Comparative Conclusions by Individual Mode of Acquisition and Mode of Loss of Citizenship