From the 1990 Law On the Citizenship of the Ussr To the Citizenship Laws of the Successor Republics (Part I)

From the 1990 Law On the Citizenship of the Ussr To the Citizenship Laws of the Successor... 1 FROM THE 1990 LAW ON THE CITIZENSHIP OF THE USSR TO THE CITIZENSHIP LAWS OF THE SUCCESSOR REPUBLICS (PART I)* GEORGE GINSBURGS Of the Editorial Board With the demise of the USSR,-its heirs face the difficult task of setting the technical criteria governing membership in the respective national constituencies. Sorting out who will henceforth "belong" to whom runs into a host of problems that involve not only legal considerations, but also such primal (and volatile) concerns as ethnic affiliation, cultur- al affinity, minority entitlements, and human rights. The process of devising viable answers to these messy questions is bound to be long and hard and how well the job is going to get done is by no means certain at this point. It is clear, however, that anyone working on this assignment on the premises that once constituted the Soviet Union will have to pay atten- tion to the provisions of the last federal bid to "codify" this branch of the law - the 1990 citizenship statute of the USSR - for reasons that are fairly obvious. First, that piece of legislation summed up the state of affairs in this precinct up till then and offers a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Central and East European Law Brill

From the 1990 Law On the Citizenship of the Ussr To the Citizenship Laws of the Successor Republics (Part I)

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Brill
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© 1992 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0925-9880
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1573-0352
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10.1163/157303592X00014
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1 FROM THE 1990 LAW ON THE CITIZENSHIP OF THE USSR TO THE CITIZENSHIP LAWS OF THE SUCCESSOR REPUBLICS (PART I)* GEORGE GINSBURGS Of the Editorial Board With the demise of the USSR,-its heirs face the difficult task of setting the technical criteria governing membership in the respective national constituencies. Sorting out who will henceforth "belong" to whom runs into a host of problems that involve not only legal considerations, but also such primal (and volatile) concerns as ethnic affiliation, cultur- al affinity, minority entitlements, and human rights. The process of devising viable answers to these messy questions is bound to be long and hard and how well the job is going to get done is by no means certain at this point. It is clear, however, that anyone working on this assignment on the premises that once constituted the Soviet Union will have to pay atten- tion to the provisions of the last federal bid to "codify" this branch of the law - the 1990 citizenship statute of the USSR - for reasons that are fairly obvious. First, that piece of legislation summed up the state of affairs in this precinct up till then and offers a

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Review of Central and East European LawBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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