Global Citizenship Law:

International Migration and Constitutional Identity

With more than 250 million international immigrants, the manner in which new citizens are/should be "created" has become a controversial issue. 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 (ICIL)—which would regulate nationality law. It asks a critical and timely question: what are and should be the international standards in setting up requirements for naturalization and, more broadly, for granting citizenship?

The project has five objectives: [1] to investigate the history of the law of naturalization and what it can teach us about 21th-century challenges; [2] to identify legal developments that, taken together, may form the basis for ICIL; [3] to set out the theoretical foundations and the justifications for the establishment of ICIL; [4] to analyze the normative and structural implications derived from an-ICIL approach for future citizenship policy development, [5] to explore the interrelationship between ICIL, global migration, and identity. The outcome can serve as a basis for a reform in international law, European law, and national systems.

Additional details about the project are available in this link.