08.02.2006 Summary of the article “Citizenship Law Should Be Stricter” published in the newspaper Latvijas Avīze on September 12th, 2005
My Doctor`s dissertation dealt with citizenship within international and political law. Therefore after the adaptation of Independence Declaration, Supreme Council of the
The law on citizenship is a political law, through which a nation elaborates questions of vital importance. Content of such legislation is an internal affair of each country, in which, according to the UN Statute, Art.2, Part 7, neither this organization nor other countries may interfere, unless this legislation contradicts legislative principles generally accepted by civilized nations.
All Europen Union member countries (except for two) are national states dominated by one nation and language, which the EU specially values after the recent shock that mass immigration and terrorism menace gave to it.
In Latvia, there are tens of schools where not a single ethnic Latvian can be found, and where students, encouraged by provocateurs, demonstrate mass protest against our country`s legislation, while in the Parliament and outside of it, in our own land, provocateurs threaten us with the year 1905 (i.e. the revolution of 1905). They should be administratively warned for a couple of times, then the Citizenship law should be amended, they should be deprived of citizenship (parliamentary mandates get annulled automatically) and expelled to the country of ethnic origin, in a way that the English and Italians expelled Muslim extremists, whose crimes are qualified as hate speech.
No mass repatriations are going to take place in
In all countries, citizenship legislation is carried out in administrative, not judicial way. However, according to Latvian legislation one can be withheld citizenship if he or she has in anti-constitutional methods acted against
This rule is completely stupid. In any democratic country, irrespective of methods in which a non-citizen acts against the state, he or she shall get deprived of citizenship even without a judicial decision.
This foolish rule should be crossed out from the Citizenship law, for in other countries a statement from the police is enough to deny citizenship, and persons who have expressed ideas of Fascism, National Socialism, Communism or other totalitarian ideas, or called for national or race hate, will not get naturalized in any country – and no judicial decision is needed for that.
Taking into consideration the demographic situation in
There exists no common right to a certain state’s citizenship. There is only a person’s, primarily a child’s, right to any citizenship in general. Therefore it is a country’s special charity, not a duty, to award citizenship, and it should be taken with gratitude.
The criteria of loyalty is applied in all countries. Good behaviour is one of naturalization criterias in Scandinavian countries,