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!
Lorenzo Piccoli officially joined the GLOBALCIT team as a Research Associate in 2018, but he has been a much valued collaborator for five years before that. He made a substantial contribution to a number of earlier GLOBALCIT initiatives, including the Read More …
A recent decision by the Cherokee Nation’s Supreme Court struck down a law that freedmen – descendants of people enslaved by Cherokees in the 18th and 19th centuries – cannot hold elective tribal office. The ruling is the latest development of a long struggle between the Cherokee Nation and the federal government over which has the power to determine who should be considered a tribal citizen, and which culture’s values should be most important in that determination.
It has been widely observed that the population of the UK has turned to jigsaws as a pastime during lockdown. What is perhaps less well known is the extent to which the body of rules governing the right to vote in the UK resembles a jigsaw puzzle. Recent developments have seen this puzzle grow in size and complexity.
What is the role of dual citizenship in engaging diaspora communities in the economic and political development of home countries? The next GLOBALCIT webinar is scheduled for 23 March 2020 at 18.00 – 19.30 CET.
Around 40 per cent of the identified stateless population of the world live in the Asia Pacific region, with Southeast Asia harbouring the largest stateless populations. This blog maps some of the predominant causes of statelessness in the region, and gives an overview of states’ responses to this intractable problem.
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.