This event, organised by the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) and the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT), will launch a new report that provides the first of its kind, global comparative analysis of legislation on deprivation of nationality as a national security measure, revealing an alarming expansion of citizenship stripping powers since 9/11.
The event will also mark the publication of the finalised Commentary to the Principles on Nationality Deprivation as a National Security Measure. The Commentary provides the international law basis for each provision contained in the Principles. As a highly detailed reference work, encompassing close to 100 pages, the Commentary will be of use to litigators, policy makers, judges, advocates and students around the world, whose important work over the coming years will shape this field and have a profound impact on how the institution of citizenship and the right to a nationality is protected for future generations.
The Principles on Nationality Deprivation as a National Security Measure, the Commentary to the Principles and the Report ‘Instrumentalising Citizenship in the Fight Against Terrorism: How Have Deprivation Powers Evolved Since 9/11?’ together provide a comprehensive, global overview of law and policies trends on nationality deprivation.
The event will be introduced and moderated by Tendayi Achiume - UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
The report findings will be presented by Laura van Waas (ISI) and Maarten Vink (GLOBALCIT).
Three discussants are invited to comment:
Anne Charbord - International human rights lawyer focusing on human rights and security and senior legal advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.
Colin Yeo - Barrister at Garden Court Chambers in London specialising in immigration, asylum and nationality law. He is the author of Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System, a book charting and examining immigration policy over the last thirty years and setting out some ideas for how to start putting things right.
Berkay Mandiraci - Expert on Turkey at the International Crisis Group, covering both internal security and a number of foreign policy issues. Among the issues he is specialised in are policies towards ISIS returnees.