Hvorfor er statsborgerskab en menneskerettighed?

Nicolai Demuth, Sandra Victorson & Lotus Gregers

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this paper, an examination was made of the UN covenant ICCPR (International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in search of answering this paper's main question: “why is citizenship a human right?” Furthermore, to understand the declaration of human rights by the UN, a historic clarification on the organisation was made. To help with the answer, there was a need to clarify the history of citizenship. From there, a conclusion was made; human beings can’t act or think humane without being a member of a state. Then a selection of three main philosophers was chosen, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart MIll and Jürgen Habermas, to identify the relationship between an individual and a state. The relationship is mutual - the state need individuals to exist, and people need the state, in order to achieve basic rights and freedom. The papers conclusion is, that citizenship is a human right because it is an essential part of the human nature and necessity. Furthermore is citizenship a guarantee for individuals to obtain other human rights.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato30 jan. 2015


  • citizenship
  • human rights