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Citizenship at the Discretion of the State
Citizenship at the Discretion of the State

Public Law Issues Regarding Evans’ Naturalisation

Author(s): Alejandra Boto
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, EU-Legislation
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: Alfie Evans; Public Law; Citizenship; paediatrics; law; ethics
Summary/Abstract: On 24 April 2018 it was announced that Alfie Evans was granted Italian citizenship despite the absence of any Italian lineage. The decision seemed to be based on Article 9.2 of Italian Act number 91, 1992 which allows the conferral of citizenship by a discretionary governmental decision provided there is a special interest of the State. This chapter takes a close look at this provision, known as the privilege of naturalisation, focusing on public law issues such as equity and judicial review, offering also a comparative analysis.

  • Page Range: 143-162
  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English