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What's (in) nationality? Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) and Beyond

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Event date: Thursday, 07 April 2022 02:00 pm - Friday, 08 April 2022 05:30 pm
Place: hybrid format:
- online: The link to join the seminar will be sent to all registered attendees on Tuesday, 5 April 2022.
- in presence:
University of Luxembourg
Weicker Building
room B001 (ground floor)
4, rue Alphonse Weicker, L-2721 Luxembourg

This workshop is co-organised by the University of Luxembourg and Maastricht University/Globalization & Law Network (GLawNet).


This workshop takes a holistic approach to examine the role and future of nationality in a globalised world, taking citizenship by investment (CBI) schemes as a point of departure. It explores the implications and impacts of CBI schemes, followed by a discussion on the instrumental turn of nationality in different areas, including EU law, private international law, human rights law, immigration law, diplomatic protection and international investment law.


Click here to see the detailed programme.

Welcome address

  • Herwig Hofmann, University of Luxembourg
  • Marta Pertegás Sender, University of Maastricht
  • Javier García Olmedo, University of Luxembourg

CBI Schemes: Trends, Risks and Benefits - Chair: René de Groot, University of Maastricht

  • CBI and Global Trends - Maarten Vink, European University Institute and University of Maastricht
  • CBI and the Challenges to Good Governance - Jelena Dzankic, European University Institute
  • CBI Globally: Economic Impacts and Outcomes - Kristin Surak, London School of Economics
  • Avenues for EU Action on Citizenship and Residence by Investment Schemes – The Search for a Legal Basis - David de Groot, European Parliament

Nationality Law, EU Citizenship and Integration - Chair: Joana Mendes, University of Luxembourg

  • Revising Citizenship within the European Union: Is a Genuine Link Requirement the Way Forward? - Martijn van den Brink, Jacques Delors Centre
  • Golden Passports: A European Commission Report Built on Quicksand - Hans Ulrich Jessurun d’Oliveira, University of Amsterdam and European University Institute
  • Scrutinizing Member States’ Competence in the Field of Nationality: JY v. Wiener Landesregierung - René de Groot, University of Maastricht
  • The Politics of Merit in EU Citizenship Law - Sarah Ganty, Ghent University and Yale Law School

Nationals Abroad, Globalization and Individual Rights - Chair: Marta Pertegás Sender, University of Maastricht

  • Contextualizing Nottebohm: Nationality and Diplomatic Protection as Interventionist Tools - Michel Erpelding, University of Luxembourg
  • Passport Apartheid in a Hypocrisy Republic - Dimitry Kochenov, CEU Democracy Institute and Legal Studies
  • Is Nationality Irrelevant? (i) International Refugee Law and International Human Rights law; (ii) International Law re Deprivation of Nationality - Eric Fripp, 36 Public & Human Rights Chambers
  • Crimmigration: Nationality as a Tool for Exclusion, Discrimination and Global Surveillance - Margaux Coquet, University of Luxembourg

Strategic Nationality and International (Investment) Law - Chair: Matthew Happold, University of Luxembourg

  • International Law and Attribution of Nationality: CBI and Beyond - Peter Spiro, Temple University
  • The Instrumental Turn of Nationality: An Investment Law Perspective - Javier García Olmedo, University of Luxembourg
  • The Dominant and effective Nationality Rule in Investment Arbitration: Recent Trends - Mallory Silberman, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
  • Corporate Nationality Planning and Abuse of Rights - Alvaro Nistal, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Concluding Remarks

  • Marta Pertegás Sender, University of Maastricht
  • Matthew Happold, University of Luxembourg


Click here to register for this conference.



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