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Vanuatu to Offer Citizenship by Investment to Stateless People – Local Agent Gets Exclusive Deal

September 11, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Vanuatu’s Development Support Program aims to become the first CIP to allow stateless people to apply for citizenship by investment. Vanuatu Lifestyle (the trade name of VAN-LS Ltd), a company that’s also registered as an accredited agent for the Vanuatu Development Support Program (DSP), has obtained...

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The Statelessness Dilemma: Legal Responsibility in the Citizenship by Investment Industry

June 4, 2020

Daniel TwomeyLondon   From Cyprus to Grenada, Saint Lucia to Vanuatu, a handful of prominent incidents involving the revocation or attempted revocation of CBI-acquired citizenships have recently hit the news. Apart from inviting a swathe of adverse media, such instances also raise important questions about state responsibility. Namely, how...

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15 Million Stateless Individuals – An Interview With Kristy A. Belton

March 17, 2020

Ed KennedyMelbourne   Statelessness is an underexplored topic in the CIP-world. Recently, however, some CIP-jurisdictions have floated proposals to permit the naturalization of stateless investors, bringing more attention to the phenomenon. On IMI, some have proposed citizenship by investment as a form of insurance against statelessness. But why does...

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Citizenship by Investment as Insurance Against Statelessness

September 27, 2019

Ed KennedyMelbourne   Governments and service providers often frame citizenship by investment as an insurance policy, but generally, with a focus on the economic security it can provide. But what about political security risks? Specifically, the risk of becoming stateless? A sorry state of affairs Like the nation-state itself,...

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