In its first-ever decision on the right to nationality, issued in late December, the UN Human Rights Committee calls on the Netherlands to enact a framework for addressing statelessness that puts human rights first.
Traditionally understudied by scholars of social policy, migration and territorial politics, the rescaling of socio-economic and cultural policies to the subnational level has, combined with decentralisation reforms, turned immigrant integration, encompassing the socio-economic, cultural-religious and legal-political realms, into a competence of sub-national authorities.
After the last amendment, that took place in 2018, the Portuguese Nationality Act was revised once again on the 10th November 2020. These amendments involve a major revision of the basic principles of the Portuguese Nationality Law.
A UK citizen who has been living in France for 36 years has brought a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union that could have profound implications for British people living in European countries after Brexit. The woman is hoping to retain some citizenship rights after she ceases to be a European citizen.
This is a summary of a report that aims to comment
on and review existing law and policy on statelessness in India. It
is divided into three chapters – Status, Detention and SocioEconomic Rights.
Overseas US voters might make a difference, not only in the 2020 presidential race, but in at least one close Senatorial race. They vote in 50 different states, not voting in one single constituency but may, even so, tip close elections.
This contribution discusses the infringement proceedings launched by the European Commission against Malta and Cyprus regarding their investor citizenship programmes. It critically discusses the arguments of the Commission that these programmes are incompatible with EU law, and in particular the essence of EU citizenship and the principle of sincere cooperation.
Damache concerned a constitutional challenge to s.19 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 (‘the 1956 Act’). This section outlined the statutory process the executive branch – acting through the Minister for Justice (‘the Minister’) – had to follow before revoking a certificate of naturalisation. The Supreme Court of Ireland held that the fact the executive both initiated the proposal to revoke and made the final decision to confirm or dismiss it, was contrary to fair procedures.
Back in 2015, five individuals were deprived of their French nationality. These five individuals challenged the revocation decrees before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHRts). The decision in Ghoumid and others v. France was issued on 26 June 2020. The ECtHRts failed to recognise any violation of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Worse, it created a “grey hole,” i.e., formal protection of the rule of law which is substantially inconsistent. Read More …
The continuing delinquency of the existence of British National (Overseas) status as a class of British nationality that confers no right of abode in the UK itself. What more could the UK Government do and why?