Ius soli is seen as an immigration pull factor on the French island of Mayotte. The French government wants to amend the Constitution to abolish territorial birthright citizenship in this territory. However, this proposed reform calls into question several constitutional principles, while the effects on migration flows are questionable.
This blogpost summarises the main changes to the German Citizenship Act, pointing out important changes to the original draft during the legislative process and discusses the political responses to the Act. It also places the current reform in the context of the reforms of German citizenship law since the early 1990s, showing how German citizenship law has been increasingly liberalised. Read More …
How much has the pandemic changed the governance of citizenship? Which ad hoc responses to the global health crisis have become embedded in ways states allocate rights and obligations to their citizens, and which ones have withered away? The pandemic has opened up a number of avenues to reflect on the meaning and underpinnings of citizenship. This blogpost illustrates how contemporary modes of governance of citizenship still correspond to old trends and traditional conceptions of citizenship.
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.
In this blogpost, Maarten Vink uses the recently published data from Eurostat to study trends in the impact of Brexit on naturalisations by British citizens in other European countries six years following the referendum