Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT)

Through their laws on citizenship and electoral rights, states determine who belongs to the people in whose name they govern and for whom they assume responsibility vis-à-vis other states. Citizenship is thus a fundamental feature of the international state system and is frequently contested in domestic and international politics. GLOBALCIT is committed to fact-based and non-partisan analysis of citizenship laws and policies around the globe.

From 2017 GLOBALCIT is the successor of EUDO CITIZENSHIP, which started in 2009 with an initial focus on citizenship laws in the EU Member States and gradually expanded its thematic and geographic scope. The new name reflects our Observatory’s worldwide coverage.

Announcements


Rights and Status. The Role of Citizenship in Immigrant Integration and Diaspora Building, GLOBALCIT Annual Conference, 29-30 November 2018, EUI Florence.

MiLifeStatus team led by the GLOBALCIT co-director Maarten Vink, wins the 2018 ‘Valorisatie’ prize for their research on implications of the proposed bill by the Dutch government to increase the residence requirement for naturalisation.

GLOBALCIT Publications


Delmi-GLOBALCIT Policy Brief: How Citizenship Laws Differ: A Global Comparison

Report on political participation of mobile EU citizens: Estonia

Report on political participation of mobile EU citizens:  Spain

Report on political participation of mobile EU citizens:  Latvia

Report on political participation of mobile EU citizens: Finland

Report on political participation of mobile EU citizens: Netherlands

 

New literature


Special Issue
Nationality and International Law
Netherlands International Law Review, 2018

Marthe Handå Myhre
Forced migrant “compatriots” from Ukraine
Nationalities Papers, 2018

Bronwen Manby
Citizenship in Africa. The Law of Belonging
Hart Publishing, 2018

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