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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Nationality

Oliver Dörr

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 August 2020

Subject(s):
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 Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

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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