Beröva terrorister medborgarskap – ett försök att trygga säkerheten på bekostnad av mänskliga rättigheter?
The latest report published (in Swedish) in the Working paper series of the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University discusses the controversial issue of whether persons suspected of or engaged in terrorist activities can be deprived of their citizenship as a measure of combatting terrorism. Having been deprived of their citizenship, these persons can more easily be deported out of their former country of nationality. While states have the power to decide upon nationality issues and to guarantee security on their territory, citizenship deprivation on national security grounds raises concerns particularly with regard to the human right to nationality and the duty to prevent statelessness.
The author, Lovisa Östman, is a Bachelor of Social Sciences at Åbo Akademi University. The paper is a revised version of her Bachelor’s thesis in public international law (2019).