Part 5 Liberty, Equality, and The Rights of Minorities, 5.3 Citizenship Rights in Selected Arab Constitutions
Badria Abdullah Al-Awadhi
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,...