Wide-reaching judicial innovation: Stateless UK born child able to acquire Indian nationality found entitled to British citizenship

By an innovative and skilful interweaving of statutory provisions, caselaw and guidance, Mr C M G Ockelton  sitting as Deputy High Court Judge,  reached a startling conclusion. He concluded that a child born in the UK in 2010, who  could have been registered as an Indian national at  any time  since  birth,  was entitled to registration as a British citizen, having regard to the requirements of paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the British Nationality Act 1981.

 

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