Citizenship and Residence Sales: Any Role for International Law? A Book Panel


Citizenship and residence by investment is a fast-growing global phenomenon. As of 2022, more than a third of all countries in the world offered such immigration path. Yet we know little about how such investment programs operate and debates in academia and the wider public are often misinformed by sensationalist cases.

Citizenship and Residence Sales (Cambridge, 2023) offers a multidisciplinary exploration of both citizenship and residence by investment on a global scale with an emphasis on the role of international law as well as EU law in the possible regulation of this phenomenon. The volume demystifies citizenship and residence by investment and takes a critical postcolonial global perspective, addressing key issues in belonging, exclusion, and inequality that define the world today. Join us for a panel discussion that will explore these topics and more, followed by a reception.


  • Luuk van der Baaren, University of Copenhagen
  • Sarah Ganty, Yale Law School and Ghent University
  • Dimitry V. Kochenov, Central European University Democracy Institute (Budapest) and Central European University Department of Legal Studies (Vienna)
  • Hans Ulrich Jessurun d'Oliveira, European University Institute and University of Amsterdam (Professor Emeritus)
  • Suryapratim Roy, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Justine Stefanelli (moderator), American Society of International Law

Date and Location

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House
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