Nationality; Or, The Law Relating To Subjects And Aliens, Considered With A View To Future Legislation by Sir Alexander James Edmund CockburnNationality; Or, The Law Relating To Subjects And Aliens, Considered With A View To Future Legislation by Sir Alexander James Edmund Cockburn

Nationality; Or, The Law Relating To Subjects And Aliens, Considered With A View To Future…

bySir Alexander James Edmund Cockburn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. DISPUTES ARISING PROM CONFLICTING CLAIMS. Section 1. Conflict of Laws. It is obvious that from the conflict of laws which has thus been shewn to exist in respect of nationality of origin, very serious difficulty may arise, as to allegiance on the one hand, and the claim to protection on the other. The following case will illustrate the actual state of things. A man born of French parents within British territory is by the law of France a Frenchman: by the law of this country he is a British subject, and as such owes allegiance to the Sovereign of these realms. Let us suppose a child born of French parents during a temporary residence in this country. On the return of the parents to France, the child accompanies them, and is brought up as a Frenchman. Being subject to the conscription he becomes a soldier. Suppose that, war taking place between England and France, the man is made prisoner. He is liable to be condemned and punished as a traitor. Suppose, on the contrary, that, his parents having remained domiciled in this country, he is brought up as a British subject, and enters the British army or navy; he is liable, by the French law, to be put to death, for having, being a Frenchman, borne arms against France. The same state of things would arise, if a child, bora of British parents in France, were to claim under the 9th Article of the Code Civil, to be acknowledged as a Frenchman. He would none the less be a subject of the Queen; and if taken while serving under the conscription and bearing arms against this country, might find himself exposed to the inconvenient results already pointed out as possibly arising from a double allegiance. But the difficulty is not confined to cases where there is a conflict of laws between two countries, by re...
Title:Nationality; Or, The Law Relating To Subjects And Aliens, Considered With A View To Future…Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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