Problem

Refusal to grant citizenship

Other Names:
Refusal to grant nationality
Nature:

Refusal to grant nationality signifies a denial of political rights and rights of protection by a state. It may result in the creation of refugees and statelessness, the possibility of foreign extradition and a restriction on the freedom of movement. Refusal to grant nationality is very closely connected with deprivation of nationality which may occur if a new nationality is granted. Countries may refuse to grant asylum to persons exiled for political reasons or for particular misdemeanours; countries may refuse to give equal national status to ethnic groups.

Incidence:

In 1990 in Japan, as an example, 650,000 Koreans still living in Japan three generations after they were brought there as labourers continue to be refused citizenship.

Reduced By:
Naturalization
Values:
Refusal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.11.2015 – 07:47 CET