Passports and Nationality in International Law
Adam I. Muchmore
Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law
September 21, 2004
University of California-Davis Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 10, pp. 301-355, 2004
Shifts in state control over territory can have substantial consequences for the nationality of individuals. This Article explores situations where an individual finds that the state which issued him a passport no longer recognizes his nationality. The law of binding state action, a set of broadly-accepted rules regulating state representations to other states, may provide more protection for passport-holders than the “soft” norms of human rights law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 56
Keywords: nationality, citizenship, passport, international law
Date posted: July 26, 2010
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