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Dimitry Kochenov on Nationality-based Visa Bans

Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup, gave an interview to Prague-based Current Time TV, arguing that flan nationality-based visa bans in Europe would be illegal under EU law, repeating the approaches to “enemy aliens” employed during the First and the Second World Wars, before the articulation of the idea of human rights and the birth of the United Nations.

He based his arguments on a recently published Oxford University COMPAS Working Paper entitled “Nationality-Based Bans from the Schengen Zone: Dissecting a Populist Proposal and Its Unlawful Implementation by Poland and the Baltic Sates,” co-authored by him, our Research Affiliate Sarah Ganty, Suryapratim Roy (Trinity College Dublin).

Watch the interview (in Russian) here.

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