Prepared by the McMullin Centre, the Asian Law Centre, and the Institute for International Law and the Humanities.
Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 and International Law
Published 1 April 2021
A Legal Brief prepared by the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness, the Asian Law Centre, and the Institute for International Law and the Humanities.
This legal brief considers the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 (‘CAA’) and its compliance with India’s international legal obligations. India’s treaty and customary obligations are outlined, with a primary focus on the conflict between the CAA and the principles of non-discrimination and the prohibition on arbitrary deprivation of nationality.