Citizenship Blog

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 …

Mobility without membership: Do we need special passports for vulnerable groups?

Kickoff contribution and rejoinder by  Jelena Džankić and Rainer Bauböck.
Comments by Diego Acosta, John Torpey, Michael Doyle, Janine Prantl, and Mark James Wood, Rebecca Buxton , Valeria Ottonelli and Tiziana Torresi, Oreva Olakpe and Anna Triandafyllidou, Yasemin Nuhoḡlu Soysal, Julija Sardelić, Leanne Weber, Lorenzo Piccoli, Caroline Nalule, Gezim Krasniqi, Audrey Macklin, Martin Ruhs, and Noora Lori

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Statelessness and the Right to Nationality: Developing a Determination Procedure in Nigeria

In this blog post, Solomon Oseghale Momoh summarises his PhD research on the gaps in the nationality law and policy of Nigeria, with a particular focus on safeguards for people exposed to the risk of statelessness. Momoh emphasises the need to transpose the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons into domestic law and, crucially, the need for Nigeria to develop a statelessness determination procedure. Read More …

Tying up historical loose ends: The Nationality and Borders Bill (UK)

The nationality provisions in the Nationality and Borders Bill, currently progressing through the UK Parliament, are, with one exception, broadly progressive as they aim to rectify historic injustices and discrimination, contrasting with other parts of the Bill, which have been widely condemned. This blog post explains the background to and effects of the nationality clauses. Read More …

Statelessness, Proportionality and Access to (EU) Citizenship

In the European Union (EU) the issue of citizenship can be brought to the supranational level because the citizenship of EU Member States is also EU citizenship. This provides certain opportunities for engaging the norms and principles of EU law, such as the principle of proportionality. However, ethnic and other nationalisms undermine the application of the principle of proportionality as regards access to and loss of citizenship.

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