European Citizenship at the Crossroads: The Role of the European Union on Loss and Acquisition of Nationality
Editors: Sergio Carrera and Gerard-René de Groot
Series: Externally published work
Published by Wolf Legal Publishers, this edited volume examines the changing role played by the European Union and international standards on loss and acquisition of nationality. It provides a comparative analysis of EU member states’ regulations, administrative practices, court rulings and statistical data on questions related to loss of nationality and European citizenship. In the various contributions, legal and academic specialists assess the multifaceted repercussions of the supranational venues of judicial and legal accountability over states’ autonomy and competences in deciding who is and who is not a citizen. Among the questions examined are the following: To what the extent do EU member states still hold the exclusive competence over domestic decisions in nationality matters? How do international and European legal principles and standards, as well as case law by European courts progressively affect their margin of manoeuvre in deciding who is and who is not a ‘citizen’? What are the repercussions of their obligations in safeguarding citizenship of the Union?
Sergio Carrera is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Justice and Home Affairs unit at CEPS, and Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the University of Maastricht. Gerard-René de Groot is Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law at Maastricht University.
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