Project on Dual Nationality

In the years 1999-2001, a research project on the legal status of dual nationals was directed by Prof. Dr. Kay Hailbronner, Center for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum, University of Konstanz, in cooperation with Prof. David A. Martin, University of Virginia, USA, supported by a grant of the German Marshall Fund of the United States of America. Based on a comparison of practice and law in the United States and in the Federal Republic of Germany, the research project was primarily devoted to practical aspects resulting from the increasing number of dual nationals. Among the legal subjects examined more intensively were the exercise of political rights by dual nationals, including voting and office holding, performance of military service, loss and withdrawal of citizenship, and effects of dual nationality on judicial cooperation, as well as aspects of private international law. The project scheduled conferences in Washington D.C., Mexico City, Berlin and Istanbul, visited by academics, practitioners and politicians as well. Their results are summarized in the volume "Rights and Duties of Dual Nationals. Evolution and Prospects", edited by David A. Martin and Kay Hailbronner, Kluwer Law International, The Hague/London/New York 2003.