Presentation of draft law on forfeiture of citizenship: Here are persons concerned

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Presentation of draft law on forfeiture of citizenship: Here are persons concerned

ALGIERS – All Algerians, by birth or naturalization, will lose the Algerian citizenship by perpetrating, outside the national territory, acts that voluntarily harm the State interests and undermine the national unity or by being members of terrorist organization, according to a draft law presented on Wednesday by the Minister of Justice, during a Government meeting chaired by Premier Abdelaziz Djerad.

“The Government heard a communication presented by the Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals relating to the preliminary draft law amending and supplementing Ordinance 70-86 of 12/15/1970 relating to the Algerian Nationality Code”, indicated the press release of the Prime Minister’s services, specifying that “this text provides for the establishment of a procedure for the revocation of the Algerian citizenship in case of perpetrating, outside the national territory, acts that voluntarily harm the State interests and undermine the national unity or by being members of terrorist organization,” added the same source.

The measure would, also, be applicable to “anyone who activates or joins a terrorist organization as well as those who finance or advocate it,” noted the same communiqué, specifying that “any person who collaborates with an enemy State”, will be stripped of Algerian nationality.

Noting that “the provisions envisaged remain in conformity with the international conventions in the matter and guarantee the right to the recourse”.

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