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I think any person or group who actively works to harm the people or institutions of a democratic nation through illegal or violent means should have their citizenship revoked.
Except in the most extreme cases of them being a traitor to the country like espionage, no. And even in that case, there should be assurances that it does not mean a stateless person.
In Canada the law is that if you are dual citizen and guilty of treason or terrorism they can strip you of your Canadian citizenship, even if you were born, raised and lived your whole life in Canada. The problem arises in the definition of terrorism which was purposefully left vague by the conservative government which passed the legislation.
I am not very knowledgeable in this field, but I think that it is easier to legally punish the traitor or spy if they are a citizen of the affected country. If a US citizen is accused of being a spy and their citizenship is stripped, what stops Russia from granting them a citizenship and using international law to attempt to get them free on the basis of human rights abuse against a Russian citizen? I don’t know how feasible such a strategy would be, but I think it could be a problem. It is better to keep them being citizens to have a stronger jurisdiction over them.
The government turning around and just saying “nah mate”. Something they absolutely would do in that scenario.
Laws only matter up until they conflict with strategic interests, then they stop giving a fuck.
I think so, especially when the citizenship is connected to certain values and obligations instead of nationality, or simply when the person is beholder of more than one citizenship.
No. Where would people be driven, into international waters?
Statelessness is actually a huge problem for millions of people. Usually it’s not through targeted revoking of the citizenship of an individual as retribution, though.
I don’t see anything wrong with it if the rule is communicated beforehand