Millions denied citizenship due to ideas of national, ethnic or racial ‘purity’: UN rights expert

Ideologies which define nationality as being determined by ethnicity or bloodline are denying millions of people of their right to citizenship, a UN expert has charged. E. Tendayi Achiume, Special Rapporteur on racism, focused on the issue of ethno-nationalism in her first report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva, whose current session ends on … Lire la suite Millions denied citizenship due to ideas of national, ethnic or racial ‘purity’: UN rights expert

Member States Experts Meeting on the Draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Specific Aspects on the Right to a Nationality and the Eradication of Statelessness in Africa

Introduction Nationality provides people with a sense of identity and creates a legal bond between a person and the State by enabling them exercise a certain range of rights. Thus, the lack of nationality can be really devastating to the lives of the individuals concerned. Despite the international recognition of the right to a nationality, … Lire la suite Member States Experts Meeting on the Draft Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Specific Aspects on the Right to a Nationality and the Eradication of Statelessness in Africa

« Plus les lois contre les immigrés sont dures, plus les installations sont définitives »

Coauteur d’un « Atlas des immigrations », l’historien Pascal Blanchard rappelle l’incroyable dynamisme des migrations en France ces deux derniers siècles. Plutôt que se positionner « pour ou contre », il s’agit de mieux connaître les étapes majeures de cette histoire. Afin de « sortir des fantasmes et entrer dans le réel ». Une image d’Epinal domine toute l’historiographie … Lire la suite « Plus les lois contre les immigrés sont dures, plus les installations sont définitives »