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Section 1.10. Residency visas will be made available to immigrants in the interests of national requirements at the time as prescribed by law. Residency visa holders will be eligible, subject to Government consideration, for Scottish citizenship after five years of continuous residency within the country and such further requirements as to residence as may be prescribed by law.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 1.10.

  • alanhind

    Section 1.10. Section 1.10. Residency will be made available to immigrants , refugees and asylum seekers in the interests of national requirements and within the moral requirements of section 14 of the UNDHR.Residency visa holders will be eligible,subject yo Government consideration,for Scottish citizenship after five years of continuous residency within the country and such further requirements as to residence as may be prescribed by law.

      • Caledonialan

        Section 1.10. This is laudable. But should we be muddying the waters by referring here to the UNDHR, when the ECHR is incorporated into the Constitution in the next article? It seems to me important to be certain which human rights provisions apply in Scotland.

          • BillC

            Section 1.10. I agree. I'd question also the bit about "the interests of national requirements", because international law surely takes precedence over national laws, or requirements, (or convenience?).

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Proposed Amendment to Section 1.10.


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