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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Denaturalization and Forced Exile

Rainer Hofmann

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 November 2020

Indigenous peoples — Expulsion — Stateless persons — Nationality of individuals — Act of state

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 For the purposes of this article, the term ‘denaturalization’, which is equivalent to the term which was used previously ‘denationalization’, is used to signify all deprivations of nationality by a unilateral act of a State (Unilateral Acts of States in International Law), whether by the decision of administrative authorities or by the operation of law. In this sense, denaturalization thus does not concern the legal problems connected either with renunciation of nationality, ie expatriation or loss of nationality resulting from a deliberate renunciation by the...
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