Costica Dumbrava led international debate on the future of ius sanguinis

Costica Dumbrava led the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship (EUDO) forum debate on the future of descent-based citizenship. Dumbrava’s kick-off contribution provoked 14 elaborate responses from political philosophers, lawyers and political scientists from around the world.

Dumbrava’s rejoinder to the debate has just been published. In his final reflection, Dumbrava considers all contributions to the debate and concludes that “it is beyond dispute that any attempt to dislodge a deeply rooted and widespread institution such as ius sanguinis is bound to pose serious practical challenges. However, if one has compelling moral reasons for dismantling such an institution, one ought to work towards this end.”

You can read all contributions to the forum on the EUDO Citizenship website: