🚨 New contribution to our forum debate "Weaponized Citizenship: Should intl law restrict oppressive nationality attribution@LiorErez highlights some difficulties in identifying what (exactly) makes citizenship weaponization wrong
Read at: https://t.co/K3jpff13Zh
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Read @LiorErez's piece at our @GlobalCIT_EUI forum debate on the weaponization of citizenship! One of my most favourite forum debates ever – a must read! 👇👇👇 https://t.co/oI69Y3IhWT
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Just by accident I discovered a recent conference discussing (among other things) the wrongful attribution of nationality and the weaponization of citizenship generally. I haven’t had the time to read all of this. At a bare minimum this does discuss issues that may have applicability of the plight of Americans abroad.
Questions may include:
1. Does the difficulty in renouncing U.S. citizenship constitute the wrongful attribution of citizenship?
2. Does the United States use of “citizenship” to claim the residents of other countries as U.S. “tax residents” constitute the “weaponization of citizenship”?
3. Does the United States use of citizenship to drain capital from the tax base of other countries constitute the weaponization of citizenship (U.S.) against other countries?
In this context I am reminded of the peition (which originated with the Isaac Brock Society) to the UN Human Rights Commission arguing that the US rules of “citizenship taxation” violate various international human rights laws.
Here are the articles …
I would be interested in any and all comments on this topic.
John Richardson – Follow me on Twitter @Expatriationlaw
I only read this far….
“But what when citizenship, and its international counterpart, nationality, begins to be wielded not as a shield that protects the dignity and personhood of its bearer but rather as a sword that states can command to harm or to oppress?”
Like the USA does with FATCA along with tax code and laws that can cause severe harm to people that may never have even set foot in the USA?