Contradictions in Formal Commonwealth Citizenship Rights in Commonwealth Countries
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- Queen Mary, University of London
In at least 11 member states of the Modern Commonwealth, a citizen of another Commonwealth country may not enter without a visa, but may vote, and sometimes stand for office. This paper presents analyses and contextualises newly compiled data on the rights of Commonwealth citizens to stand for office, to vote, to enter without a visa and to undertake employment without a work permit in Commonwealth countries other than their own. It demonstrates how this affects the internal democratic rights of domestic jurisdictions of member states, as well as citizenship rights in other multi-state groupings. Developing a better understanding of this can form part of the wider project of producing a rounder picture of the nature of the Commonwealth and its internal citizenship rights.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||The Round Table|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Citizenship, Commonwealth, Democracy, Migration, Noncitizenship, voting