Liberia: An Act to Amend or Nullify Certain Provisions of the Aliens and Nationality Law 2022

Published: 22/Juil/2022

Full title: « An Act to Amend or Nullify Certain Provisions of the Aliens and Nationality Law Relating to Citizenship and Restoring the Citizenship Rights Lost As a Consequence of Those Provisions »

Preamble:

Whereas: subsequent to the enactment of the Aliens and Nationality Law the 1986 Constitution came into effect, which rendered certain provisions of Part III, Chapter 22, sections 22.1 and 22.2 and other provisions of said Aliens and Nationality law repugnant to and inconsistent with certain Articles of the aforesaid 1986 Constitution, particularly Article 11(b), (c), Article 27 and 28 relating to citizenship and equal protection under the law; and

Whereas the Aliens and Nationality Law discriminates Liberian citizenship rights between a person born of Liberian parents (father and/or mother) on Liberian soil and a person born of Liberian parents (father and/or mother) outside of Liberia on the other hand in violation of the equal protection clauses of the 1986 Constitution; and

Whereas in recognition of these inconsistencies it is mandated by the 1986 Constitution that the Legislature shall prescribe other standards, criteria and procedures by which Liberian citizenship may be obtained; and

Whereas among other things the Aliens and Nationality Law provides that a natural-born Liberian citizen automatically loses his or her citizenship without due process;

Now therefore it is enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Liberia, in Legislature assembled:

Download act: Liberia Aliens and Nationality Law Amendment July 2022

 

 

Themes: Acquisition de la nationalité, Double Nationalité, Discrimination, Sexuelle, Perte et déchéance de la nationalité
Regions: Libéria
Year: 2022