Concerned about the growing instrumentalisation of nationality and deterioration of the institution of citizenship, the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion presents two new resources to learn about more about the practice of citizenship stripping and relevant international standards which limit state power to do so: the World’s Stateless 2020 – Deprivation of Nationality; and the Principles on Deprivation of Nationality as a National Security Measure.
Unprecedented travel bans and border closures for Union citizens are legally problematic. The Commission and the Member States should strive to establish uniform and proportional practices that enhance legal certainty.
The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus shows the role citizenship plays in the context of public health responses to emergencies, including evacuations and quarantines, travel and socio-cultural constraints. In neither of these cases is this role unproblematic.
At the beginning of this century, discriminatory practices in some communes of central Switzerland have been at the centre of public debate: in order to document the differences in the municipal practices we need to better understand standardised naturalisation rates.
Last week, the US Justice Department announced the creation of a “Denaturalisation Section”, which will focus on stripping US citizenship status of those it believes had acquired it fraudulently. However, this choice contributes to the undermining of the post-World War 2 consensus that the right to citizenship is a basic human right.
On 21 February, the Scottish Parliament approved the Scottish Elections (Franchise and Representation) Bill that extends the franchise in Scottish parliamentary (Holyrood) and local government elections in two significant ways.
The Colombian Constitutional Court took an important decision in the context of the current migratory movement triggered by the crisis in Venezuela. This judgment could become a benchmark for the fight against statelessness.
The Raad van State (Council of State of the Netherlands, sitting as Supreme Administrative Court of the Netherlands) decided how the Netherlands authorities have to deal with the cases which gave rise to the preliminary ruling procedure decided by Court of Justice of the European Union in Tjebbes and Others.