A New-Born Infant Found Abandoned In Malta Shall Be Deemed To Be A Citizen Of Malta.

Question No 28

As the law stood prior to the recent amendments, a new-born infant found abandoned in Malta was deemed to have been born in Malta. However, he could not then become a citizen of Malta as, for obvious reasons, it was not known whether at least one of his parents was a citizen of Malta, a requisite for a child born in Malta to acquire Maltese citizenship at birth. Therefore, that child was stateless.

The law has now been amended to the effect that the said child shall now be deemed to be a citizen of Malta until his right to any other citizenship is established.

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