Dviguba pilietybė - ne tik dvigubos teisės.
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On the basis of the concept of citizenship and the personalized concept of law, the article formulates a legal (not legalistic) approach to double citizenship. The right to citizenship itself is addressed as an aspect of legal capacity and as a subjective right. This enables to make a distinction between the right to citizenship as a formal permission and citizenship as an implementation of such a permission through the performance of one’s obligations. As far as legal capacity is concerned, every Lithuanian, irrespective of the location of his/her residence, is entitled to become a citizen of the Republic of Lithuania. However, if he/she wishes to transform his/her right to citizenship from a capacity-level to a subjective right, he/she must become linked to the Republic of Lithuania by mutual rights and obligations, i.e., to recognize that, along with the right to create and improve the Lithuanian state, as well as to make use of the protection it provides, one also acquires an obligation to support and defend the state (valid only for legally capable persons and those receiving revenue). Such is the legal logic of citizenship. [...]
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