Transitional Federal Charter of the Somali Republic, 2004

Published: 1/Feb/2004

ARTICLE 10: CITIZENSHIP

1.Every person who at the time of the coming into force of this Charter was a citizen of the Somali Republic shall be deemed to be a citizen of the Somali Republic.

2.Every person of Somali origin shall be entitled to citizenship of the Somali Republic provided that: –

(a)He/she was born in the Somali Republic; or
(b)His/her father is a citizen of the Somali Republic;

3.A person who is a citizen of Somalia under this Article cannot be deprived of that citizenship.

4. Every Citizen of the Somali Republic shall be entitled to retain their citizenship notwithstanding the acquisition of the citizenship of any other country.

5. Parliament shall within twelve months pass legislation regulating matters relating to citizenship.

Download: Somalia Transitional Federal charter-feb 2004

Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Somalia
Year: 2004