Human rights commission positive about new nationality law

The Grand Duchy’s human rights commission (CCDH) has issued a largely positive verdict on the proposals to change the law to acquire Luxembourg nationality, with only minor suggestions in regards to residence and linguistic requirements.

On the whole the commission welcomed that bill’s proposal to lower the number of years, during which applicants need to have lived in Luxembourg to be eligible, from seven to five.

Even though the CCDH agreed that the ability to speak Luxembourgish constitutes a step towards integration, the commission also pointed out that the Grand Duchy is officially trilingual. It therefore said that language requirements should be lowered from the current level of B1 for oral comprehension and A2 for oral expression.