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Citizenship for sale: fugitives, politicians and disgraced businesspeople buying Vanuatu passports

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A controversial “golden passports” scheme run by the Pacific nation of Vanuatu saw more than 2,000 people, including a slew of disgraced businesspeople and individuals sought by police in countries all over the world,...

Israeli PM suffers setback in vote on Arab citizenship rights law

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Israel’s parliament has failed to renew a law that bars Arab citizens from extending citizenship or residency rights to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in a tight vote that raised doubts about the viabil...

Home Office handling of Windrush citizenship claims ruled ‘irrational’

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The Home Office’s handling of some Windrush citizenship applications has been irrational and unlawful, the high court has ruled in a judgment that will prevent the department from refusing citizenship to Windrush-gene...

Why is the right obsessed with ‘defending’ borders? Because it sees citizenship as a commodity

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“I know that the left and all the gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement’,” the Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently said on his show, “but they become hysterical because ...

Germany eases citizenship rules for descendants of Nazi victims

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The German government has agreed a draft law to naturalise some descendants of Nazi victims who had previously been denied citizenship. Described by Berlin as a symbolic step, the measure helps close legal loopholes, ...

Three British-Bangladeshis win appeal against removal of UK citizenship

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Three British-Bangladeshis said to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic State (Isis) have won a legal challenge against the stripping of their British citizenship after a tribunal ruled the move left them stateless...

Asma al-Assad risks loss of British citizenship as she faces possible terror charges

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The British wife of Syria’s ruler Bashar al-Assad is facing possible terrorism charges and the loss of her British citizenship after the Metropolitan police opened a preliminary investigation into claims she has incit...

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