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Institute's Citizenship Report published as part of Lord Goldsmith's independent review of citizensh

The Institute's study on the Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship was published by the Ministry of Justice alongside former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith's independent review of citizenship on 11 March. As part of his review, Lord Goldsmith commissioned five pieces of research on different aspects of citizenship in order to generate a debate on the meaning of citizenship within Britain.

Previously, the Institute had published a White and a Green paper on Citizenship. The method of the papers was to identify a list of "hallmarks" of citizenship (specific rights and duties that come with citizenship) and to engage in an analysis of those rights under UK law, as well as from the perspectives of certain countries and international law. The Institute's comparative report highlights the hallmarks of citizenship in the context of international law, EU law, Australia, Denmark, France, Spain and the United States. The report also includes an overview of the new trend in Nordic and Baltic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia) toward citizenship policies aimed at improving the quality of life for all members of society. Such policies have overwhelmingly taken the form of citizenship education initiatives.

The Report is available for download in PDF format.

Further information regarding the Institute's study on citizenship can be found here.

More information about Lord Goldsmith's independent review of citizenship is available on the Ministry of Justice's website.

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