Definitions for jus soliˈsoʊ laɪ, -li
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jus′ so′liˈsoʊ laɪ, -li(n.)
the principle that the country of citizenship of a child is determined by its country of birth.
Origin of jus soli:
1900–05; < L: right of soil (land)
the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth
Jus soli, is a right by which nationality or citizenship can be recognized to any individual born in the territory of the related state. At the turn of the 19th century, nation-states commonly divided themselves between those granting nationality on the grounds of jus soli and those granting it on the grounds of jus sanguinis. However, most European countries chose the German concept of an "objective nationality", based on race or language, opposing themselves to republican Ernest Renan's "subjective nationality", based on a daily plebiscite of one's belonging to one's Fatherland. This non-essentialist concept of nationality allowed the implementation of jus soli, against the essentialist jus sanguinis. However, today's increase of migrants has somewhat blurred the lines between these two antagonistic sources of right. Countries that have acceded to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness will grant nationality to otherwise stateless persons who were born on their territory, or on a ship or plane flagged by that country.
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