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Citizenship and Nationality

Nauru, English

A person born in Nauru on or after the thirty-first day of January One thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight, if at the date of his birth he would not have the nationality of any country, an application may be made to Cabinet for citizenship. It shall be the prerogative of Cabinet as to whether citizenship is granted or not. (Art. 73)

Citizenship and Nationality

Nauru, English

(1.) A person born on or after the thirty-first day of January One thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight is a Nauruan citizen if his parents were Nauruan citizens at the date of his birth.
(2.) A person born on or after the thirty-first day of January One thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight is a Nauruan citizen if he is born of a marriage between a Nauruan citizen and a Pacific Islander and neither parent has within seven days after the birth of that person exercised a right prescribed by law in the manner prescribed by law to determine that that person is not a Nauruan citizen. (Art. 72)

Citizenship and Nationality

Nauru, English

A woman, not being a Nauruan citizen, who is married to a Nauruan citizen or has been married to a man who was, throughout the subsistence of the marriage, a Nauruan citizen, is entitled, upon making application in such manner as is prescribed by law, to become a Nauruan citizen. (Art. 74)

Citizenship and Nationality

Nauru, English

(1.) Parliament may make provision for the acquisition of Nauruan citizenship by persons who are not otherwise eligible to become Nauruan citizens under the provisions of this Part.
(2.) Parliament may make provision for depriving a person of his Nauruan citizenship being a person who has acquired the nationality of another country otherwise than by marriage.
(3.) Parliament may make provision for depriving a person of his Nauruan citizenship being a person who is a Nauruan citizen otherwise than by reason of Article 71 or Article 72.
(4.) Parliament may make provision for the renunciation by a person of his Nauruan citizenship. (Art. 75)

Protection from Violence

Nauru, English

Whereas every person in Nauru is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, has the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, to each and all of the following freedoms, namely:-
(a) life, liberty, security of the person, … and the protection of the law;
… (Art. 3)

Protection from Violence

Nauru, English

(1.) No person shall be required to perform forced labour.
… (Art. 6)

Protection from Violence

Nauru, English

No person shall be subjected to torture or to treatment or punishment that is inhuman or degrading. (Art. 7)

Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

Nauru, English

Whereas every person in Nauru is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, has the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, to each and all of the following freedoms, namely:-
(a) …, the enjoyment of property and the protection of the law;
… (Art. 3)

Status of the Constitution

Nauru, English

(1.) This Constitution is the supreme law of Nauru.
(2.) A law inconsistent with this Constitution is, to the extent of the inconsistency, void. (Art. 2)

Marriage and Family Life

Nauru, English

Whereas every person in Nauru is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, that is to say, has the right, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed or sex, but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest, to each and all of the following freedoms, namely:-

(c) respect for his private and family life,
… (Art. 3)