In Sweden, government considers amending constitution to allow citizenship revocation
Swedish Migration Minister Maria Malmer Stenergad (photo credit: Stefan Jerrevång/TT)
Sweden's government will soon launch an inquiry into changing the Swedish constitution so that people can be stripped of their citizenship if they, for instance, are shown to be "a threat to Sweden's security" or have obtained citizenship on false grounds. Sweden's migration minister Maria Malmer Stenergard announced the plan at a press conference held on [5 May] with Linda Lindberg, the group parliamentary leader for the far-right Sweden Democrats, to update the press on the parties' progress on tightening citizenship requirements. "The issue of making it possible to actually revoke Swedish citizenship requires changes to the constitution," Lindberg said in the press conference. [...] She said that Sweden's Justice Minister would soon publish a directive setting up the constitutional inquiry and appointing someone to lead it. Malmer Stenergard said that the government also hoped to bring in a new rule preventing those between the age of 15 and 18 who have committed a serious crime from becoming Swedish citizens[.] [...] Malmer Stenergard said that the government also wanted to make it easier to reject applications to renounce Swedish citizenship, which she said would, for example, prevent parents from discarding their Swedish citizenship so they could take their children out of Sweden.
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