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Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring by Grote, Rainer; Röder, Tilmann J (22nd August 2016)

Part 5 Liberty, Equality, and The Rights of Minorities, 5.3 Citizenship Rights in Selected Arab Constitutions

Badria Abdullah Al-Awadhi

From: Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Rainer Grote, Tilmann J. Röder

This article outlines the status of citizenship rights in the legal systems of the monarchies on the Arab Peninsula, which represent the group of constitutions that has not been directly influenced by the events of the Arab Spring and its aftermath. These monarchies, all part to the Cooperation Council for the Arab states of the Gulf (GCC), are characterized by an extremely high ratio of non-citizens to citizens. 1 Large groups of the population consist of foreign workers with temporary residence and stateless individuals, which face, to varying degrees,...
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