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CM2016 Policy brief on ‘Differential treatment of citizens with dual or multiple nationality and the prohibition of discrimination’
In its policy brief CM2016 the Meijers Committee highlights the use of dual nationality as a selection criterion in legislation or administrative practice and its potentially harmful effects on the equal enjoyment of rights by citizens of immigrant origin. In many European states dual nationals are predominantly citizens of immigrant origin who also belong to racial or ethnic minorities. While explicit racial or ethnic discrimination is clearly prohibited by law, there is a risk that dual nationality is used as a proxy for race or ethnic origin, resulting in indirect racial or ethnic discrimination. You can find a summary of this policy brief under this link.