Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Concept of Latvian Citizenship

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses how rights and guarantees granted to non-citizens have evolved and what treatment offered to noncitizens in the EU. The present political dominance of ethnocentric parties in the parliament has an impact on strengthening the ethnic orientation of citizenship. The principle of State continuity reflected in the citizenship policies of Latvia which followed that illegal Soviet occupation could not lead to loss of statehood and nationality. After restoration of independence Latvia hosted a large group of immigrants from former Soviet republics who arrived to meet the local demands of Soviet industrialisation and ethnic policies. Imposition of Soviet nationality on Latvian citizens declared null and void ab initio by Section of the Resolution on Renewal of the Republic of Latvia Citizens’ Rights and Fundamental Principles of Naturalization. This conforms to general principles of international law which do not oblige recognition of status granted by an illegal regime.

Keywords:illegal soviet occupation; immigrants; international law; Latvian citizenship; naturalization; non-citizen status; state continuity principle



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    EU Citizenship, Nationality and Migrant Status — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation