Analysis of The Aliens and Nationality Law of the Republic of Liberia

Published: 29/May/2009
Source: American Bar Association

“Liberia has undergone significant changes since 1973, when the current Aliens and Nationality Law was passed. Moreover, the international community has significantly increased awareness and protections of the rights of migrants since that time. This assessment of the Aliens and Nationality Law of 1973 aims to highlight areas of concern regarding the text of the law and suggest reforms and modernizations in light of pertinent international and regional standards, as well as the examples of similarly-situated countries. This report will first provide a brief overview of pertinent standards and discuss general and policy considerations which are applicable to the law as a whole. Then, the report will proceed with a section-by- section analysis following the outline of the law drawing on commentary provided by a panel of expert practitioners of immigration and public international law as well as experts on Liberia, and, finally, present conclusions and a summary of recommendations.”

Download file: ABA_LiberiaNationality_2009

Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2009