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Dutch Minister Wants to Strip Two Terrorists of Citizenship

The Dutch minister for justice and public safety, Ferdinand Grapperhaus, wants to strip two convicted terrorists of their citizenship. It is a special measure that has only been taken once before. The current case...

by Nederlands Juristen Comité voor de Mensenrechten

The Dutch minister for justice and public safety, Ferdinand Grapperhaus, wants to strip two convicted terrorists of their citizenship. It is a special measure that has only been taken once before. The current case concerns two brothers who are still in the Netherlands, and have not travelled to Syria as jihadis. The brother, who can still appeal the decision, have multiple nationalities. If a person has only one nationality, he or she cannot lose it. No one can become stateless.