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.


Web symposium: The People in Question, 8 November 2020, WZB Berlin.

Impact Report: “Stateless in the time of a Global Pandemic”, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion.

Position paper: “Even before the pandemic, statelessness has been invisible” Involving stateless people in Europe’s COVID-19 response“, European Network on Statelessness.

GLOBALCIT Publications

Comparative Report: Dual citizenship in the European Union : trends and analysis (2010-2020)

Report on Citizenship Law: Nigeria

Report on Citizenship Law: Mali

The GLOBALCIT Glossary on Citizenship and Electoral Rights

New literature

Leif Kalev and Mari-Liis Jakobson
Citizenship, Post-Communism and the Age of Migration

Elisa Arcioni
Constituting Citizenship – The Evolution of Australian Citizenship Law
Law and the Citizen (Studies in Law, Politics, and Society)

Bryan Fanning, Weronika Kloc‐Nowak, Magdalena Lesińska
Polish migrant settlement without political integration in the United Kingdom and Ireland
International Migration, 2020

More studies