Rules of restoration and renunciation of Azerbaijani citizenship to be changed

Rules of restoration and renunciation of Azerbaijani citizenship to be changed
# 28 September 2015 09:08 (UTC +04:00)

The Azerbaijani president proposes amendments in this regard to the law on the citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the parliament told APA on Sept.28.

According to the amendments, the following amendment is added to articles 15 (restoration) and 17 (renunciation):

“The decision on the restoration or renunciation of the citizenship of the Republic of Azerbaijan is added to Paragraph 20 of Article 109 of the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan”.

Note that, Article 109 is called “Competence of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic” and its Paragraph 20 includes “settles questions concerning citizenship” among presidential powers.

The bill also envisages the abolition of the second part (as a result of losing Azerbaijani citizenship) of the law’s Article 16 (grounds for the termination of Azerbaijani citizenship). Furthermore, rules for loss based on a court verdict are added to Article 18.

The bill is recommended to the parliament’s plenary meeting and will be put up for discussion on September 30.

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