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Citizenship, one of the bastions of state sovereignty, is being called into question by the emergence of the 'homegrown' terrorist. Although international treaties preclude a country from rendering a citizen stateless, recent legislative and executive action in the UK and Canada has raised the issue
of whether these new regimes of citizenship revocation respect international and domestic law. In her presentation, Professor Macklin will discuss how the contemporary exercise of citizenship revocation has revised the arcane practice of exile and banishment, and how recent instances of citizenship stripping
are a way of converting the terrorist into a foreigner.

Professor Audrey Macklin, Professor of Law and Chair of Human Rights, University of Toronto.

Professor Hélène Lambert, Professor of International Law, University of Westminster.

Attendance is free but registration will close on Thursday 27 November. Refreshments will be provided.