Citoyenneté et nationalité dans un processus d’émancipation
The issue of citizenship and its relation to nationality for international law purposes is an important aspect of a devolution process, as it lies at the root of the sentiment of belonging to a body politic. While a New Caledonian citizenship was created in 1998 by agreement between the French and New Caledonian representatives, this local status is superimposed on the French citizenship that New Caledonians possess and therefore is concurrently held with their French nationality. The 1998 Agreement, however, acknowledges that the New Caledonian citizenship might form the basis for a New Caledonian nationality in the future and will reflect the international status of New Caledonia at that time.
The history of the emergence of a distinctive Australian nationality shows that it is possible to formulate sensible responses to the relations between a devolving unit and the metropolitan country without a violent break in continuity.
Cet article de droit comparé, intitulé NATIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP IN A DEVOLUTION CONTEXT: AUSTRALIAN AND NEW-CALEDONIAN EXPERIENCES et écrit par Mathias CHAUCHAT et Vincent P. COGLIATI-BANTZ a été publié dans le University of Queensland Law Journal, vol. 27 de décembre 2008, p. 193.
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