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Volume I: National Reports 1974

Pierre Pescatore1

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Grand-Duché de Luxembourg) is a constitutional monarchy under a parliamentary democratic regime.


1. Nationality

Luxembourg nationality is governed by the Law of 22 Feb. 1968 (Mémorial 1968 A, 91). This law is based on the principle of ius sanguinis; the quality of Luxembourger by origin is transmitted by birth, either legitimate or illegitimate, …

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Pierre Pescatore, “Luxembourg”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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