About the Blog Our Citizenship Blog invites contributions and comments on recent policy reforms, court judgments or public debates related to citizenship status and access to voting rights, in one or several countries covered by the EUDO CITIZENSHIP Observatory. Our Read More …
Abdulrashid Solijoniv, Peter Wolf and Adhy Aman (International IDEA) Out-of-country voting (OCV) is not a novel practice. However, it has not necessarily kept up with the fast-paced cross-border mobility of people. Today, voters abroad may face many challenges: they may Read More …
This blogpost argues that the proposed reforms to the citizenship law in Switzerland constitute a paradigm shift in naturalization law, especially because they abandon most integration conditions. On the other hand, the reform would overhaul the locally administered Swiss naturalization system.
This blog examines the recent decision of the South African Supreme Court of Appeal overturning automatic loss of citizenship without ministerial approval to retain dual citizenship. The post situates the decision amongst the wider set of decisions by African courts on the right to dual citizenship, and finds trends that emerge from these decisions.
This is the third in a series of blog posts on The Global State of Citizenship, accompanying the launch of an updated version of the GLOBALCIT Citizenship Law Dataset. The first blog post on discrimination in citizenship law was published on May 1. The second blog post on security-based citizenship deprivation was published on May 12. This blog post highlights what is new in the updated version of the Dataset compared to its predecessor.
This is the second post in a series of blog posts on The Global State of Citizenship, accompanying the launch of an updated version of the GLOBALCIT Citizenship Law Dataset. It studies the four categories providing for loss of citizenship related to security grounds.
This is the first post in a series of blog posts on The Global State of Citizenship, accompanying the launch of an updated version of the GLOBALCIT Citizenship Law Dataset. The v2 version of the Dataset will include data on all modes of acquisition and loss of citizenship in 191 countries, covering the years 2020-2022; as well a longitudinal data on dual citizenship acceptance worldwide, 1960-2022.