GLOBALCIT: open access resource on citizenship laws

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Citizenship law or nationality law is the law that defines the rights and obligations of citizenship within a country and the manner in which an individual can acquire or lose citizenship of a state. These laws vary per country and can be quite complex. Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) provides a helpful overview of relevant laws in over 170 countries.

GLOBALCIT is an online source of information on citizenship laws as well as electoral rights worldwide. It offers open access to a comprehensive collection of data and analyses for academic researchers.

Based at the European University Institute, GLOBALCIT makes use of a large network of country experts who write country reports and provide input for comparative databases on citizenship and electoral rights. Over 300 open access publications are currently available.

Additionally, various kinds of other resources are published on the website: