Title: International and legal aspects of citizenship on the basis of analysis of the legislation in Kazakhstan and Great Britain

Authors: Aidana A. Otynshiyeva; Alua S. Ibrayeva; Joshua Castellino; Dina M. Baimakhanova; Akhilbek S. Baikenzheyev

Addresses: Department of the Theory and History of State and Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 050040, av. Al-Farabi 71, Almaty, Kazakhstan ' Department of the Theory and History of State and Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 050040, av. Al-Farabi 71, Almaty, Kazakhstan ' Law School, Middlesex University, NW4 4BT, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, UK ' Department of the Theory and History of State and Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 050040, av. Al-Farabi 71, Almaty, Kazakhstan ' Academy of National Security in the Republic of Kazakhstan, 050023, 1a Madi Str., Almaty Region, Kazakhstan

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to examine the international legal aspects of citizenship on the basis of the laws of Kazakhstan and the UK analysis. The author used general theoretical and specific scientific investigation methods. Based on the analysis of Kazakhstan legislation, it was concluded that the methods of obtaining Kazakhstan's citizenship are: 1) by birth; 2) as a result of naturalisation; 3) on the basis of interstate contracts of Kazakhstan; 4) on the grounds provided by the Law of Kazakhstan 'on citizenship'. There are also ways to obtain UK citizenship under the British Nationality Act of 1981: 1) by birth; 2) by origin; 3) by naturalisation; 4) by registration. Also author concluded that bipatrism adversely affects the state and carries a large risk to the state, including the loss of independence and sovereignty.

Keywords: bipatrism; citizenship; naturalisation; acquisition of citizenship; migration; Kazakhstan.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLAP.2019.097539

International Journal of Public Law and Policy, 2019 Vol.6 No.2, pp.138 - 154

Received: 26 Jun 2017
Accepted: 07 Oct 2017

Published online: 25 Jan 2019 *

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