This book examines a stringent
problem of current migration societies-whether or not to extend citizenship to
resident migrants. Undocumented migration has been an active issue for many
decades in the USA, and became a central concern in Europe following the
Mediterranean migrant crisis.
In this innovative study based on
the basic principles of transnational citizenship law and the naturalization
pattern around the world, Matias purports that it is possible to determine that
no citizen in waiting should be permanently excluded from citizenship. Such a
proposition not only imposes a positive duty overriding an important dimension
of sovereignty but it also gives rise to a discussion about undocumented
migration. With its transnational law focus, and cases from public
international law courts, European courts and national courts, Citizenship as a Human Right: The
Fundamental Right to a Specific Citizenship may be applied to virtually
anywhere in the world.