Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: citizenship

  • The Constitutional Value of Citizenship: the Latest Decision from Australia’s High Court

    —Elisa Arcioni, Associate Professor, The University of Sydney Law School On 8 June 2022, in the decision of Alexander v Minister for Home Affairs [2022] HCA 19,  the High Court of Australia struck down a citizenship-stripping provision as unconstitutional. The ultimate decision rested on the process through which the citizenship could be lost.

  • Administrative Vulnerability and Digital Technology: A Novel Concept for Inclusive Administrative Law

    —Sofia Ranchordas, University of Groningen [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. For more information about our four columnists for 2020, please click here.] Over the past year, I had the pleasure to write a number of columns for ICONnect on digital exclusion and digital citizenship: how digital technology is reshaping public law by providing more opportunities to tech-savvy citizens, leaving the citizens that need government the most in the dark.

  • Deprivation of Citizenship for Terrorism: First Application in Switzerland

    –Rekha Oleschak-Pillai, Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg In a quietly worded press release on 11 September 2019, the Swiss Federal Office for Migration (SEM) announced that it had revoked the Swiss citizenship of a dual citizen for the first time.[1]

  • Citizens, Aliens and Aboriginal Australians – An Uncertain Constitutional Community

    –Julian R. Murphy, Postgraduate Public Interest Fellow, Columbia Law School Recent developments in Australian constitutional law suggest that the bounds of Australia’s constitutional community are currently unclear, and may well be at odds with the lived experience and beliefs of a significant portion of the Australian public.

  • Book Review: Darryl Li on Mazen Masri’s “The Dynamics of Exclusionary Constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State”

    [Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Darryl Li reviews Mazen Masri’s The Dynamics of Exclusionary Constitutionalism: Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State (Oxford: Hart 2017).] —Darryl Li, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago Last month, the Israeli Knesset passed the “Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People,” drawing widespread condemnation.

  • Book Review: Cornelia Weiss on Helen Irving’s “Constitutions and Gender”

    [Editor’s Note: In this installment of I•CONnect’s Book Review Series, Cornelia Weiss reviews Helen Irving’s Constitutions and Gender (Edward Elgar 2017)] –Cornelia Weiss, Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserve Judge Advocate Corps* As incredible as it seems, it was not until 1971 that the U.S.

  • Should Foreigners Vote in National Legislative Elections?

    —Michèle Finck, University of Oxford Next month, voters in Luxembourg will have to participate in a referendum (voting is mandatory in Luxembourg) that raises three different questions, among which is the following: do you agree that those residents that are not Luxembourg nationals should be entitled to participate in national legislative elections under the condition that (i) they have lived in Luxembourg for at least ten years, and (ii) they have previously participated in local elections or elections for the European Parliament in Luxembourg?

  • Constitutional Stability Through Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

    —Jillian Blake, University of Michigan In a 2010 article, Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez describes “Wiki-constitutionalism”—a phenomenon common to Latin American legal systems in which national constitutions are “changed with great frequency and unusual ease.”[1] The Dominican Republic’s system is a stark example of Wiki-constitutionalism; the country has had more than 30 constitutions since achieving independence in 1844.[2]

  • The Silent Greek Crisis: Nationalism, Racism and Immigration

    –Christina M. Akrivopoulou, Adjunct Lecturer, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece Ever since the early nineties Greece has become a major destination state for immigrants, mainly due to the fall of the former communist regimes of Eastern Europe. For a number of years immigrants from neighbor countries of the Balkans have resided in Greece as undocumented immigrants working in a secondary, black labor market.