Liberia: Alcod’s Wettee Commends Pres. Weah On Making Dual Citizenship a National Agenda Item

Published: 27/Jan/2022
Source: New Dawn (Monrovia)

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The distinguished Eminent Chairman of the All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship (ALCOD), Mr. Emmanuel S. Wettee, has commended President George Manneh Weah for keeping dual citizenship as a national agenda item.

Delivering his 5th Annual Address to the legislature, Pres. Weah commended the Supreme Court for its opinion handed down on the 23rd of December 2019, which found that certain provisions of the Alien and Nationality Law are inconsistent with the Constitution of Liberia.

“For instance, the current Alien and Nationality Law provides that a natural-born Liberian citizen automatically loses his or her citizenship, without any due process of law in a court in Liberia, upon taking up citizenship of another country or acting in some capacity for that country. This law undermines our quest for unity amongst all Liberians – everywhere!”

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Themes: Dual Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2022