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Prof. Dimitry Kochenov launches second edition Quality of Nationality Index

21 September 2017

Last Wednesday Prof. Dimitry Kochenov launched the second edition of the Quality of Nationality Index he publishes in co-operation with Henley and Partners, a leading global citizenship and residence law firm. The launch, which took place at Tate Modern in London, attracted a number of leading practitioners and reporters covering the investment migration field.

The Index measures the quality of all the nationalities in the world and put German citizenship on top, while Afghani nationality performs the worst. This research has been widely reported world-wide, with more than 2000 publications covering the index. Among the most notable stories are the articles in (among countless others): The Daily Mail, Die Welt, International Business Times and Kommersant Daily. Dimitry also gave a TV interview to Dozhd', the last remaining independent TV station in the Russian Federation. The Investment Migration Insider published an interview with 'the Passport Professor'.

The data of the QNI is visualized online at and the book, edited with the help of Justin Lindeboom, a colleague at the European and Economic Law Department and Elena Basheska, a former PhD student, is available on Amazon.

Dimitry Kochenov holds a chair in EU Constitutional Law at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. His research focuses on Comparative and EU Citizenship Law; Principles and Enforcement of EU Law with an emphasis on the Rule of Law; EU External Relations Law, and the Law of the EU's Overseas.

Prof. Dimitry Kochenov at the Tate Modern
Prof. Dimitry Kochenov at the Tate Modern

This article was published by the Faculty of Law.

Last modified:26 March 2018 08.43 a.m.

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