The rights and wrongs of Germany’s plan to deport two non-citizen terror suspects

by Rashmee

Posted on March 27, 2017


What’s with this story about Germany arranging to deport two German-born non-citizens for alleged involvement in planning a terrorist attack? The Washington Post reported it last week and predictably, the case has chilled many. Germany seems to be acting in a dreadfully hard-hearted way by seeking to deport to Algeria and Nigeria two men who … Continue reading “The rights and wrongs of Germany’s plan to deport two non-citizen terror suspects”

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Dual nationality has been fashionable for a relatively short time. Now, its time may be over

by Rashmee

Posted on August 17, 2016


Should dual nationality become a restricted right? For instance, you can have two (or more) passports but can vote only in one country. In the sense of franchise, you’re a citizen of only one nation. Less than a hundred years ago, the League of Nations was proclaiming “every person should have a nationality and should … Continue reading “Dual nationality has been fashionable for a relatively short time. Now, its time may be over”

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Are Germany’s new anti-terrorism proposals about politics more than security?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 16, 2016


Germany’s interior minister Thomas de Maiziere has said that dual-nationals will lose German citizenship if they fight for militant Islamist groups abroad. This would make for one immediate security benefit to Germany and mainland Europe: A dual-national who has made that physical and psychological journey (travelling overseas to fight for ISIS/Islamic State) will not be … Continue reading “Are Germany’s new anti-terrorism proposals about politics more than security?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK