Conflicting multiple nationalities

Other Names:
Dual nationality

A person having two or more nationalities may be regarded as its national by each of the states whose nationality he possesses. This may result in excessive burdens being placed on the individual by virtue of multiple national obligations such as those relating to taxes or military service. With regard to diplomatic protection, a state may not afford this protection to one of its nationals against a state whose nationality such person also possesses. The individual's ability to select one nationality may be subject to limitations or restrictions in terms of his or her ability to renounce the nationality of one state or to retain the nationality of a state in circumstances which give rise to the involuntary loss of nationality under state law.

Broader Problems:
Conflict of duties
Government Citizenship
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST