07/09/2011

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The Territory Adoption Colombians and foreigners residing in Colombia, may not be obliged to take up arms against their country of origin nor the Colombians will be nationalized in a foreign country against the country of his new nationality. CHAPTER II - CITIZENSHIP OF THE ARTICLE 98. Citizenship is lost when it has actually renounced citizenship and its exercise can be suspended in judicial decision in cases specified by law. Those who have been suspended from the exercise of citizenship, may apply for rehabilitation. PARAGRAPH. While the law does not choose another age, citizenship is exercised from the age of eighteen. ARTICLE 99. The quality of an active citizen is essential precondition for exercising the right to vote, to be elected to public office and carry authority or jurisdiction. CHAPTER III - SECTION 100 OF ALIENS. Foreigners in Colombia shall enjoy the same civil rights granted to Colombians. However, the law may, for reasons of public policy, subject to special conditions or deny the exercise of certain civil rights to foreigners. Likewise, foreigners shall enjoy in the territory of the Republic, guarantees granted to nationals, subject to the limitations established by the Constitution or the law. Political rights are reserved to nationals, but the law may grant foreign residents in Colombia's right to vote in elections and referendums on municipal or district. CHAPTER IV - LAND OF ARTICLE 101. Colombia limits are set out in international treaties approved by Congress, duly ratified by the President of the Republic, and defined by the arbitral awards in the nation that is party.

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