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CERD Reaches Historic Decisions in Inter-State Communications

On 29 August 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) concluded its 99th session, in which it reached a historic decision on jurisdiction and…

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Passportisation: Risks for International Law and Stability – Response to Anne Peters

Introduction Anne Peters’ EJIL Talk! blog post Passportization: Risks for International Law and Stability regarding actions of the Russian Federation as regards applications for Russian nationality…

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Passportisation: Risks for international law and stability – Part II

Editor note: This is Part II of a two-part post. See Part I here. Part One of the blogpost examined the recent Russian…

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Passportisation: Risks for international law and stability – Part I

I. Fast track to Russian nationality On 24 April 2019, the Russian President issued an Executive Order identifying groups of persons entitled to a “fast-track procedure” when…

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Brexit Means Brexit: Does It so When It Comes to EU Citizenship?

Following a dramatic referendum, the United Kingdom triggered Art. 50 of the TEU in March 2017 officially commencing its withdrawal from the EU. At first glance, one…

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Shamima Begum may be a Bangladeshi Citizen After All

In 2015, Ms Shamima Begum, then a 15-year-old British citizen living in London, travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State. Her fate was unknown until recently…

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