Legal Research Reports:The Revocation of Huguenot Rights to French Citizenship

Claud Mccoid

The Law Library of Congress is proud to existing the report, The Revocation of Huguenot Rights to French Citizenship

The 1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes deprived French Protestants, or else acknowledged as the Huguenots, of all religious and civil liberties.  This led to the common persecution of Huguenots, and above 400,000 emigrated from France as a final result.  Spiritual independence was re-established through the French Revolution, and a 1790 regulation supplied that descendants of French folks who had fled the region because of to religious persecution had a ideal to settle in France and declare French citizenship.  This rule, confirmed in a a bit amended sort in 1889, remained applicable until finally 1945, when the French Citizenship Code abrogated practically all prior legislation on the issue of citizenship, together with the laws of 1790 and 1889.

The 1945 French Citizenship Code was adopted by way of an ordonnance, Read More