The launch of the IHRC publication ‘The Rise of Citizenship Deprivation: A Global Threat to Human Rights’ will take place on 27 September 2023.
At this event, Ms. Caterina Aiena will present the results of the report on the citizenship-stripping practices by States as a counter-terrorism measure. Her presentation will be followed by comments and responses from invited panellists, and questions and answers from attendees.
The report on states’ practice of citizenship deprivation provides a comprehensive analysis of the main human rights violations by States used to target, inter alia, EU citizens by means of deprivation of citizenship as a counter-terrorism measure. The analysis reveals historical background, EU States’ legal practices, human rights violations, and a complete failure to engage properly with the issue of ‘terrorism’ at the EU level and beyond.
Report author Caterina Aiena said:
“Using this measure to deal with citizens who pose a threat to national security has been superimposed upon older debates about who deserves to be a citizen. The measure fails many human rights safeguards, fails to impact in any way to protect citizens from acts of political violence and perpetuates structural injustices. We need a new and robust conversation about citizen stripping.”
Time: 10.00 CEST (tbc)
Please register to attend by emailing email@example.com if you want to attend and ask questions (link to be supplied). The final agenda and speakers will be made public soon, please regularly check the online event page.
Notes to editors:
 The report was published by IHRC in September 2023
 Caterina Aiena, the report’s author, has been working as Policy Officer at IHRC. She is the author of other publications, including IHRC Communications to the International Criminal Court on Zakzaky’s case; ‘Saving Grace: State and Social Attacks on Migrants and Human Rights Defenders in Italy’, ‘The War in Yemen: Sacrificing Human Rights in the Name of an Illegitimate War’