Karassev v Finland: ECHR 12 Jan 1999

Admissibility. The arbitrary denial of citizenship may violate the right to respect for private life under Article 8. The Convention did not guarantee the right to acquire a particular nationality. Nevertheless, it did ‘not exclude that an arbitrary denial of citizenship might in certain circumstances raise an issue under article 8 of the Convention because of the impact of such a denial on the private life of the individual.’
G Ress, P
31414/96, [1999] ECHR 200, (1999) 28 EHRR CD132
European Convention on Human Rights 8
Human Rights
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Updated: 08 February 2021; Ref: scu.540464