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Section 1.6. Citizenship: All persons, including adopted children, who were UK citizens immediately prior to independence, and were born in Scotland, or were legally resident in Scotland at independence, will become citizens of Scotland.

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  • Avatar admin
    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 22:05:12

    Section 1.6. Section 1.6. Citizenship: All persons, including adopted children, who were UK citizens immediately prior to independence, and were born in Scotland, or were legally resident in Scotland at independence, will become citizens of Scotland.

Proposed Amendment to Section 1.6.

  • nmi_munro

    Section 1.6. Section 1.6 Citizenship as of right only to residents and those born in independent Scotland. Section 1.6. Citizenship: All persons, including adopted children, who were legally resident in Scotland at independence, or were born in independent Scotland, will become citizens of Scotland.

Proposed Amendment to Section 1.6.

  • NSCNICK

    Section 1.6. Section 1.6. Citizenship: All persons, including adopted children, who were legally resident in Scotland at independence, or were born in independent Scotland, will become citizens of Scotland unless retaining nationality of another state. Those retaining dual or multiple nationality will not have the right to vote until they make an oath of loyalty to the Scottish State.

      • Caledonialan

        Section 1.6. I wonder why "including adopted children" might be necessary. Surely there is no reason why "all persons" should not include adopted children, or any other category of person? I would delete the phrase, which seems to introduce a vague whiff of discrimination, without bringing any positive benefit.

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      • SS

        Section 1.6. No idea where to post this but my desire would be to include criteria for nationality. I want to be able to have a Scottish passport . I and my family have been here 30 years and so would be full citizens under , probably all criteria, but being born in England might be excluded from having a Scottish passport which would be deeply upsetting.

          • echr8

            Section 1.6. I voted No because no Yes campaign source would say that citizenship by parental descent will be unrefusable. The White Paper's wording "available" did not mean unrefusable. I lodged emergency EU petition 1448/2014 to register that article 8, family life, of ECHR, part of EU law, requires unrefusability. Section 1:7 here at least talks of "right", better worded.
            ECHR covering a binational person's other country makes necessary a power to choose against citizenship, so a section like this 1:6 defining automatic citizenship is a bad idea. Unrefusability, where just the entitlement is automatic, is better.

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