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THE SOUTH-AFRICAN

conditions

of the

41

CEISIS.

and the right to

of naturalisation

vote deduced from them, we must take care to avoid

mixing up two questions essentially

which

different,

one of

on the intrinsic value of the Transvaal

turns

law, and the other on the right of intervention which

England has wished to arrogate to

As to the

last poiiit it is

of international law, admitted

that

science,

down

lay

stranger

itself

within

citizenship.

an established principle

by the masters of that

Sovereign State has

every

tor

herself.

gates

its

admitted

be

shall

acknowledged that the

It is

right to

full

conditions under which the

the

to

even

State,

under the regime of these general conditions, always exercises

the

absolute

naturalisation certain

less

absolute

such

to

that

right

to

right

or

grant or to

to

such

individual.

every independent

determine

for

It is

has

State

itself

the

responsibilities of the accorded naturalisation

refuse

no the

political ')

France

alone

is

whom

465,800 are Belgians and 286,042 Italians, but

giving hospitality to 1,320,211 foreigners of

neither the King of the Belgians nor the King of Italy has

ever pretented to claim political rights for these subjects, or

to pester France with their "good counsels" with

a view to the modification other law of naturalisation.

England who has always molested the Transvaal on the subject of her 23,000 soi-disant oppressed-subjects

has never sent ')

Cf.

rhjkeU

Dr. 2nd.

a

Caun, ''Das edit.,

word

Ri'lcltntjczelz

Berlin,

des

n'uer

and 233 and

1896,

VollierrechI, 2nd. edit., 1898, p.

Paris

to

in

favour

of the

Eriverbuntj der SlaalsaiKjeho-

seci.

seq.

— Cf. Dr. Ullmann, Das — Dr. H. Rivikr, Lehrbuch

VOlkem'chlla, 2nd. edit., 1899, p. 194 et seq.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 85 Pagina's

The South-African crisis - pagina 45

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 85 Pagina's

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