Is there any Constitutional limit to denationalization? Law-Decree n. 113/2018 introduced a new article 10-bis on the Revocation of Citizenship within l. n. 91/1992. This article regulates the deprivation of nationality. It is a “sanction” which can be inflicted by the President of the Republic under proposal of the Ministry of the interior within three year from a final condemnation for serious criminal offences. It applies only to certain category of citizens: it is not possible to revoke citizenship to citizens iure sanguinis or which are descendants of Italian citizens or which have been granted citizenship through adoption. Deprivation of citizenship is an absolute novelty in Italian legislation since the Fascist Laws of 1926 and it seems in direct conflict with article 22 of the Italian Constitution which prohibits deprivation of citizenship due to «political motivation» and with the constitutional principle of reasonablesness of law; the constitutional right to defence and other fundamental constitutional rights which can be afflicted as a counter-effect of denationalization. A short analysis of similar forms of denationalization (the French déchéance de nationalité); of norms and case law on EU Citizenship (Rottmann case) and of other relevant International provisions (on the contrast of Statelessness and protection of the Right to Privacy and Family life, art. 8 ECHR) shows that art. 10-bis l. n. 91/1992 seems in direct contrast with «the right to have rights».
|Numero di pagine||38|
|Rivista||DIRITTO, IMMIGRAZIONE E CITTADINANZA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|