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
In this post, Kate McMillan reflects on how two Supreme Court decisions concerning voting rights have been at the heart of recent and significant constitutional developments in New Zealand.
Germany’s government has proposed to ease immigrants’ access to citizenship. The opposition is not happy with this. In this piece, Samuel Schmid argues that their concerns are unfounded. Overall, the new law should not be counted as a devaluation but instead as an upgrade of the democratic value of German citizenship.
In this blog post, Lorenzo Piccoli, Jelena Džankić, Didier Ruedin, and Timothy Jacob-Owens argue that the global scale and variation of COVID-19 mobility restrictions can open up new avenues for research on the legal and policy frameworks governing mobility, migration, and citizenship.
In this blog post, Timothy Jacob-Owens and Jo Shaw reflect on the implications of a recent decision of the Court of Appeal to the effect that no special provision needs to be made for members of the UK’s Windrush generation in relation to the ‘good character’ requirement for naturalisation.