Preamble
The member States of the Council of Europe and the other States signatory to this Convention,
Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve greater unity between its members;
Bearing in mind the numerous international instruments relating to nationality, multiple nationality and statelessness;
Recognising that, in matters concerning nationality, account should be taken both of the legitimate interests of States and those of individuals;
Desiring to promote the progressive development of legal principles concerning nationality, as well as their adoption in internal law and desiring to avoid, as far as possible, cases of statelessness;
Desiring to avoid discrimination in matters relating to nationality;
Aware of the right to respect for family life as contained in Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;
Noting the varied approach of States to the question of multiple nationality and recognising that each State is free to decide which consequences it attaches in its internal law to the fact that a national acquires or possesses another nationality;
Agreeing on the desirability of finding appropriate solutions to consequences of multiple nationality and in particular as regards the rights and duties of multiple nationals;
Considering it desirable that persons possessing the nationality of two or more States Parties should be required to fulfil their military obligations in relation to only one of those Parties;
Considering the need to promote international co-operation between the national authorities responsible for nationality matters,
Have agreed as follows:
3.
Except where a special agreement which has been, or may be, concluded provides otherwise, the following provisions are applicable to persons possessing the nationality of two or more States Parties:
f) The application of this article shall not prejudice, in any respect, the nationality of the persons concerned;
Inhoudsopgave
European Convention on Nationality
+ CHAPTER I. GENERAL MATTERS
+ CHAPTER II. GENERAL PRINCIPLES RELATING TO NATIONALITY
+ CHAPTER III. RULES RELATING TO NATIONALITY
+ CHAPTER IV. PROCEDURES RELATING TO NATIONALITY
- CHAPTER V. MULTIPLE NATIONALITY
- CHAPTER VI. STATE SUCCESSION AND NATIONALITY
- CHAPTER VII. MILITARY OBLIGATIONS IN CASES OF MULTIPLE NATIONALITY
+ CHAPTER VIII. CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE STATES PARTIES
+ CHAPTER IX. APPLICATION OF THE CONVENTION
+ CHAPTER X. FINAL CLAUSES
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