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 …
Chris Nash (European Network on Statelessness). This blogpost was originally published as an editorial on the European Network on Statelessness website. Since founding in 2014, strategic litigation has always been a priority for the European Network on Statelessness (ENS) and its Read More …
Highlighting a recently published article, we analyse South American and European countries’ governance of human mobility during the pandemic the first half of 2020, its effect on migrants, and how it moved the concepts of borders and citizenship into some uncharted territories.
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.
The case of Hubert Howard is illustrative of the broader injustices suffered by members of the ‘Windrush generation’ at the hands of the UK state. A recent decision by the England and Wales High Court offers some (partial) redress.
The ISI Database on Statelessness and Human Rights is a new user-friendly tool that offers easy access to recommendations on statelessness and the right to a nationality, issued within the UN human rights system. This blog explains how it can help to strengthen knowledge of and engagement with human rights standards.
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.