Abolition of jus soli. Some countries that formerly observed jus soli have moved to abolish it entirely, conferring citizenship on children born in the country only if one of the parents is a citizen of that country. India: Abolished jus soli on 3 December 2004 in reaction to illegal immigration from its neighbor Bangladesh.
Birthright Citizenship - Jus soli & Jus Sanguinis. Jus soli is a Latin term that means law of the soil. Many countries follow the system of jus soli or more commonly known as, birthright citizenship. Under this concept, citizenship of a person is determined by the place where a person was born. Jus soli is the most common means a person acquires citizenship of a nation.
Citizenship, affiliation and exclusion: perspectives from the south Naila Kabeer 1. Introduction Citizenship is a way of defining personhood which links rights and agency: ‘citizenship as rights enables people to act as agents’ (Lister, 1997). It is consequently, a powerful word, with connotations of respect, rights and dignity.