jus soli

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jus soli

(Law) law the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the territory within which he or she was born. Compare jus sanguinis
[from Latin, literally: law of soil]
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jus′ so′li

(ˈsoʊ laɪ, -li)

the principle that the country of citizenship of a child is determined by its country of birth.
[1900–05; < Latin: right of soil (land)]
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Noun1.jus soli - the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth
judicial doctrine, judicial principle, legal principle - (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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'His deep historical knowledge about the MALAY LAND, the fight for Independence in 1957, and also of the Jus Soli is a testimony of his expertise which is based on truth,' Ibrahim said in a statement.
He noted that he was drafted in the US Air Force because under American law based on "jus soli" or right of the soil, he is an American citizen and there was an ongoing war in Vietnam at that time.
Fortunately for the surrogate twins of the celebrity couple, they were delivered in the United States, which follows both the principles of jus soli and jus sanguinis on citizenship.
Based on the common-law doctrine of jus soli, or right of the soil, it is the law of the land in Canada, Mexico, Pakistan and most Central and South American countries.
At least 30 countries subscribe to the principle of jus soli, wherein a person's citizenship is based on the territory of his or her birth.
The prime minister firstly argued that 'automatic' birthright citizenship, or jus soli, is a universal norm.
Even jus soli laws that are meant to ensure that people are not born stateless depend on the willingness of a marginalized population to register a birth or for nations to recognize that birth based on the time that undocumented parents reside in the country (pp.
Tracing the racialized history of jus soli (right of the soil) in the U.S., specifically its anti-Asian origins, I argue that citizenship regimes have always relied on ideas about biopolitical reproductions of the ideal national body (Tyler, 2010).
These credentials originated from the political legacies of either jus sanguinis or jus soli (Brubaker, 1992; Henriques & Schuster, 1917).
In states where the nation is built on territorial belonging, citizenship policies are related to the territory: "jus soli," or right of soil, and they often allow for multiple citizenship, as is the case in the US and in France.
The 1989 "foulard controversy" is one of the most salient examples that clearly indicates that France did not recognize (and still doesn't recognize) cultural-religious differences, rather "French republicanism" has always aimed to assimilate its difference via implementing a citizenship policy based on jus soli.