This book is a comprehensive overview of multiple nationality in international law, and contains a survey of current State practice covering over 75 countries. It examines the topic in light of the historical treatment of multiple nationality by States, international bodies and commentators, setting out the general trends in international law and relations that have influenced nationality. While the book's purpose is not to debate the merits of multiple nationality, but to present actual state practice, it does survey arguments for and against multiple nationality, and considers States' motivations in adopting a particular attitude toward the topic. As a reference work, the volume includes a detailed examination of the nature of nationality under international law and the concepts of nationality and citizenship under municipal law. The survey of State practice also constitutes a valuable resource for practitioners.
Alfred Boll served as Legal Adviser, Representative, and Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) from 1993-2002. In 2003 he joined the US Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer.
“… I have enjoyed reading this carefully written and cautiously argued monograph on a subject that has grown in importance over the last years. I have welcomed not only the sustained argument on a theoretical level, but also the anecdotical evidence that has enlivened the study throughout. Boll has reminded us in this way that the subject of his exertions is the milieu of real people, who, more often than not, are threatened with becoming the victims of harsh state policies and conflicting interests, while still having little say in the matter.” Hans Ulrich Jessurun d’Oliveira, The American Journal of International Law, Volume 101 (2007)
”This book is an absolute “must” for immigration practitioners. It would be an ideal addition to the resource materials for any international library collection supporting an institution’s immigration, conflict of law, and comparative law courses-to name a few” ASIL Newsletter, Issue #36
“As a reference work, the volume includes a detailed examination of the nature of nationality under international law and the concepts of nationality and citizenship under municipal law. The survey of State practice also constitutes a valuable resource for practitioners.” ASA Bulletin 3/2008
“.. By way of final conclusion the book under review may be characterized as quite comprehensive, most ambitious and definitely intriguing, deserving of being consulted by anyone interested in the various aspects of nationality. “ Ko Swan Sik in
Netherlands International Law Review 2008
Table of contents
Judge Kenneth Keith, Preface and Acknowledgements, Chapter
1 The Context and Significance of Multiple Nationality, Chapter
2 Ties that Bind: Views of Nationality, Citizenship, Ethnicity and Identity, Chapter
3 Nationality in Municipal and International Law, Chapter
4 Views and Treatment of Multiple Nationality in Historical Perspective and the Influence of Human Rights, Chapter
5 Principles of International Law that Govern Nationality and Areas of International Law Influenced by Multiple Nationality, Chapter
6 Conclusion: The Relevance and Role of Nationality in International Law, Appendix: Overview of state practice, Bibliography, Index