|Germany’s rightwing AfD wants to jettison postwar safeguards
Philip Oltermann | The Guardian Newspaper (UK)
11th March 2017
Extract: “Alternative für Deutschland wants to undo measures limiting executive’s powers and strip ‘criminal migrants’ of citizenship…
…[AfD] demands that Germany should be able to revoke citizenship of “criminal migrants” who join terror groups or criminal gangs within 10 years of becoming German nationals, even if this renders them stateless – a move that would not only break with the German constitution but also international law.
Denaturalisation was used as an instrument of repression against political enemies, including prominent figures such as Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt, during the Nazi era and in the GDR.
In reaction to these abuses, West Germany banned denaturalisation into statelessness in its basic law in 1949 and later signed up to a UN resolution on the reduction of statelessness…” [read more]