Outline submissions in respect of the final orders of the Supreme Court – Ali Charaf Damache v the Minister for Justice and Equality

Outline submissions in respect of the final orders of the Supreme Court in the case of Ali Charaf Damache v the Minister for Justice and Equality.

In October 2020, the Court ruled on the high-profile Supreme Court case Ali Charaf Damache v the Minister for Justice and Equality. The case examined the lawfulness of the existing procedure under Section 19 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, which provides for a power to revoke Irish citizenship from people who acquire Irish nationality.

The Court found that that the scheme in section 19 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 for the revocation of naturalised citizenship was unconstitutional, but, following that decision, a question arose about the scale of that declaration. The Court invited submissions from the parties, and from the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission in its role as amicus curiae, as to whether the Court should or preserve certain aspects of that provision.

 

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