389. Continuous nationality.

In general, and in the absence of any express treaty stipulation to the contrary, in order for a state to take up a claim arising out of an injury to an individual or corporation, that individual or corporation must have possessed the nationality of that state at the time of the injury1 and continuously thereafter up to the date of the presentation of the claim2. Thus a claim may not normally be presented where the injured person has changed his nationality since the date of the injury3, or where the claim has changed its nationality, as where the injured