In February 2021, the Supreme Court decided that Shamima Begum should not be allowed back into the UK to conduct her appeal against the deprivation of her citizenship. This decision is a victory for discretionary use of expansive state powers under minimal judicial scrutiny.
Kickoff contribution by Bronwen Manby. Comments by Diego Acosta, Irene Bloemraad, Barbara von Ruette, Sanzhuan Guo , Sujata Ramachandran , Erin Aeran Chung, Christine Hobden, Alfred Babo, Luicy Pedroza, Imke Harbers,Amal de Chickera, Yonatan T. Fessha, Lillian Frost, Ibrahima KaneRainer Bauböck and, Bronwen Manby
Three of GLOBALCIT’s co-directors (Rainer Bauböck, Jelena Džankić and Jo Shaw) want to welcome Professor Maarten Vink’s appointment as Professor of Citizenship Studies at the European University Institute, within the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Congratulations on this richly deserved accolade!
Constitutional amendment will lead Mexico to apply both unrestricted ius soli and unrestricted ius sanguinis in citizenship attribution. However, details on the implications of this reform and the procedural matters involved are not clear as of yet.
On 26 February, the Parliament of Bulgaria approved amendments to the Law on Bulgarian Citizenship. Legislative changes, which were adopted with near unanimity, mostly concerned the existing provisions that allow third-country nationals to obtain Bulgarian passports in exchange for investment.
The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) recently published a report based on a study on access to Danish citizenship for children and young persons who are born and/or raised in Denmark. The report recommends Danish law to be amended with a view to provide for facilitated access to Danish citizenship for 1.5, second and third generation of immigrant descent.