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Liberia enacts dual citizenship by legislation

by Maximilian K. Kasseh jr

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberia has joined other African countries in providing for dual citizenship, through legislative enactment.

According to a recent Senate press release, this follows an endorsement of a Conference Committee Report of both the Senate and House of Representatives.

The action also nullifies certain provisions of the Alien and Nationality Law of Liberia.

The endorsement was triggered by report from the Senate Statutory Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims and Petitions.

According to the Conference Committee Report, the Amendment of the Act will restore the rights of citizens that were lost under the previous act.

The amended act, among others, has ensured the removal of the discrimination between the Citizen Right of person born of a Liberian father and a foreign mother on one hand and a person born of a Liberian mother and a foreign father on the other.

By: Sampson David

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