Supreme Court of Liberia Hears Argument on Dual Citizenship

Published: 19/May/2017
Source: Front Page Africa (Monrovia)

Monrovia – Justices at the Supreme Court of Liberia recently heard argument on a landmark case that could have widespread implications for all Liberians who are citizens of other countries applying for Liberian passports.

Report by Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo,

The Court may consider whether the Liberians should have dual citizenship while they are living in other countries.

A full bench heard the arguments of the Alvin Teage Jalloh, a man Liberian born and naturalized US citizen versus Liberian government.

Alvin Teage Jalloh was represented by and thru his attorney Jerome Korkoya of City of Monrovia Versus Olubanke King Akerele, Minister of Foreign Affairs (former), Christiana Tah, Attorney General, Minster of Justice (former) and Milton Nathaniel Barnes, Liberia’s Ambassador to the U.S (former) in the action petition in Re: Constitutionality of sections 22.1 &22.2 of the Alien and Nationality Act.

The case was brought following a decision by the Consular officer to refuse a passport to Mr. Jalloh who lives in the US.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Liberia
Year: 2017