Visiting Research Professorship
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Governing global migration is one of the most pressing issues of our time. With more than 250 million international immigrants, the question of how citizenship should be distributed has become a controversial issue, morally and politically. Traditionally, international law has not regulated nationality law; naturalization requirements remain the last stronghold of national sovereignty. This project advances the establishment of a new subfield in public international law "International Citizenship Law" (IC-LAW) - which would govern nationality law. It asks a critical and timely question: What are/should be the international legal standards for acquisition and loss of citizenship?

The project is structured around three core projects:

  1. Global Citizenship Compact
  2. Majority and Minority Rights
  3. Global Citizenship Technology (CitTech)


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Visiting Research Professor

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This project is co-hosted by the
European University Institute


Wessel Reijers

Global Citizenship Compact

The project explores models for a “Global Compact on Citizenship” (GCC) from different perspectives

Dutch Proverbs
Pieter Bruegel the Elder: The Dutch Proverbs

Majority and Minority Rights

The project aims to formulate standards easing tensions between majority and minority rights

Wessel Reijers

Citizenship and Technology

The CitTech project analyzes the transformation citizenship is undergoing in the digital age

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ERC Acknowledgement

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
(grant agreement No 716350).