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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Oliver Dörr

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 February 2023

Jurisdiction of states, nationality principle — State succession — Act of state — Diplomatic relations — Diplomatic immunity — Aliens, treatment — Nationality of individuals — Nationality of corporations — Responsibility of states

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 A permanent population living in a defined territory becomes one of the elements of statehood when it is legally defined as a group of persons that belongs to a State according to certain criteria. By means of that definition and its practical implementation, a legal relationship is established between the individual members of the group and that State, which in international law and practice is usually called nationality. As the International Court of Justice (ICJ) described it in the Nottebohm Case: [N]ationality is a legal bond having as its basis a social...
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