All voting-age Indians may soon be asked to submit government-issued ID to prove citizenship. That may be a challenge for women, religious minorities and members of oppressed castes.
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Many women, Muslims and members of oppressed castes in India lack government-issued ID. Yet these documents may soon be required to prove their citizenship.
Australian women and children are said to be among the estimated 72,000 people at the Al Hawl camp in Syria.
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DNA testing gives limited information about whether people are likely to be related. But even if we overcame the many practical and legal hurdles to implementing it, what's the point?
Liberté, egalité, fraternité: Eugene Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People – the female symbol of the French republic, and one of its three founding principles.
As the gilets noirs seek the right to remain in France, there is an echo from history regarding the challenge they face.
Citizenship candidates raise their hands for the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in New York on Sept. 17.
The backlog in naturalization applications has ballooned to more than 700,000. Wait times have doubled in the last three years.
Tugboats tow the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu as it leaves Subic Bay Freeport, a former U.S. naval base.
For children born in the shadows of overseas US military bases to local women, their citizenship status has long been contested.
Being born in Australia does not necessarily make you an Australian citizen.
When the standard evidence of identity isn't enough to justify an Australian citizenship, DNA tests are requested.
Applying for British citizenship or settled status is a way for EU nationals to 'take back control' over their lives.
Nimai Hajong and his wife, August 2018. Hajong was born in Bangladesh and moved to India when he was an infant. The 58-year-old, now considered a “foreigner” in his own state, poses with paperwork supporting his right to citizenship.
On August 31, the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the state of Assam, along the India-Bangladesh border will decide upon the future of millions of people in the state.
Jack Letts: no longer a British citizen.
'Jihadi Jack' makes appeal to come home via SkyNews on YouTube
Why do people readily accept potentially unjust decisions by their government?
Kashmiri Muslims shout slogans during a protest after Eid prayers in Srinagar.
AP Photo/ Dar Yasin
India recently revoked a special provision that ended the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Here's the history of the constitutional provision, Article 370.
The higher the risk, the less likely that young, educated Ghanaians will get involved in corruption.
Corruption includes both what people do and what they fail to do. The critical issue is a person’s motive.
A worker follows up during the 2020 census test run in Providence, R.I.
U.S. Census Bureau
The 2020 census and congressional apportionment have dominated the headlines in recent months. What could it all mean for the average American voter?
High Court challenge because Frydenberg has “consistently betrayed” the country on climate change.
The citizenship provision of the Constitution’s section 44 has raised its head again, with the eligibility of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg being challenged by an elector in his Kooyong seat. Michaal Staindl…
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, California.
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Data released under FOIA shows that ICE is encountering more US citizens and more women.
Children in this group are growing up with roots in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Between 2000 and 2015, the population of U.S. citizen minors living in Mexico more than doubled. Who are the kids living on the other side of the border?
Demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Courthouse in Washington, D.C., April 23, 2019.
The political implications of the citizenship question made this case politically volatile and controversial – even for the Supreme Court.
One Reconciliation Pole and two Welcome Figures were unveiled during a ceremony in honour of truth and reconciliation on National Indigenous Peoples Day in Vancouver on June 21, 2019.
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This Canada Day might be a good time for Canadians to think about the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action that ask Canadians to reject European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples.
In which part of the UK is this meal typically eaten?
It's unclear if the Life in the UK test is designed to test whether somebody has already integrated, or to encourage it.
Several candidates were forced to withdraw in the recent election over Section 44 concerns. This will only continue until parliament acts.
The High Court has failed to clarify the Section 44 mess over who is eligible to stand for parliament, so now it's time for MPs to act.
As African cities like Lagos in Nigeria become increasingly populated, climate change adaptation is key.
Urban adaptation to climate change is more effective where local citizens participate.