Court name: European Court of Human Rights
Date of decision:
Legal instruments: European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), European Union law, Other international law
Key aspects: Acquisition of nationality, Deprivation of nationality, Determination/confirmation of nationality, Respect for private and family life, Stateless status and documentation
Five applicants of dual nationality, convicted in 2007 of participating in a criminal association in a terrorist context, were stripped of their French nationality in October 2015 by Prime Minister decrees. The Court held that the decision to forfeit the applicants’ French nationality did not have a disproportionate impact on their private lives and therefore was not in violation of Article 8 of the Convention.