The Spanish Supreme Court denies nationality to those born in Western Sáhara during the time of the Spanish Protectorate.

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The Supreme Court has established in a judgment that being born in Western Sahara before 1975 does not give entitlement to Spanish nationality of origin, since territory for purposes of nationality cannot be considered as Spain in stadium where he was Spanish colony.

The First Chamber of the Supreme Court allowed the appeal brought by the Directorate General of Registers and Notaries against a judgment which had declared the Spanish nationality of origin of a complainant born in Western Sahara in 1973.

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