WASHINGTON, July 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 27, 2017, Petitioners Dr. Roger C.S. Lin, Julian T.A. Lin, and the Taiwan Civil Government ("TCG") filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a writ of certiorari in Lin vs. United States of America and Republic of China (Taiwan).
Founded in 2008, TCG is an educational and advocacy group representing thousands of individuals who lost their Japanese nationality in 1945. The group aims to normalize Taiwan's legal status in the global community, starting with allowing the Taiwanese people to determine their own nationality through a referendum.
In its Petition, Lin vs. United States of America and Republic of China (Taiwan) seeks a declaratory judgment that a series of Nationality Decrees that stripped the Japanese people living in Taiwan at the end of World War II of their Japanese nationality, causing them to become and remain stateless to this day, are illegal and ineffective Decrees under international law.
On March 31, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia refused to grant the requested declaratory judgment. Fortunately, the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the ruling of the District Court on March 30, 2017, on only two grounds: whether a declaratory judgment can redress Taiwanese statelessness, which it can, and whether statelessness is a continuing violation of international law for statute of limitations purposes, which it is.
Attorney for Petitioners, Charles H. Camp, commented: "It is my law firm's great honor to have filed the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari asking the United States Supreme Court to review my clients' case because of two issues of vital importance to our clients and, indeed, all of the stateless people of Taiwan and the World. In the Petition, we seek to end Taiwanese statelessness—a continuing and well-recognized violation of the Law of Nations and a grave injustice that should not and cannot be permitted to continue."
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SOURCE Law Offices of Charles H. Camp, P.C.