Post-Colonial Citizenship Law (Comparative Study of Asian Countries)

Isharyanto Isharyanto


This paper describes the system of citizenship law in Asia. The first part of this article provides a narrative by highlighting some of the related issues surrounding citizenship law and by discussing this issue with the process of (de) colonization. The second section presents a comparison of the law with respect to citizenship legislation from selected countries. Furthermore, the comparative analysis is seen in 3 main things: how to obtain citizenship because of birth, how to obtain citizenship after birth, and the problem of losing citizenship. The third part discusses dual citizenship and statelessness as well as differences between legal provisions and practice.

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