UK girl stripped of citizenship over ties to ISIS appeals to regain citizenship – JURIST


Former British citizen Shamima Begum launched an appeal Tuesday in an try to regain her British citizenship. In February, Begum misplaced an attraction in opposition to the choice to take away her citizenship, following her involvement with the terrorist group ISIS in Syria.

In 2015, when Begum was 15 years outdated, she left the UK to hitch ISIS and subsequently married a member of the group. She had three kids with the member, all of whom died. Attributable to her involvement with ISIS, in 2019, UK Residence Secretary Sajid Javid stripped Begum of her British citizenship, which means she couldn’t return to the UK. Shortly after this, Begum was reported to be present in a Syrian refugee camp.

Begum appealed to the Particular Immigration Appeals Fee (SIAC) relating to Sajid’s actions. In February 2023, the SIAC held the choice to be lawful because of the nationwide safety recommendation acquired by ministers relating to Begum’s alleged menace to the UK. Begum couldn’t regain British citizenship following this ruling, although there was a “credible suspicion that Ms Begum was recruited, transferred after which harboured for the aim of sexual exploitation,” based on Justice Jay, who’s listening to the case.

The case now faces the Court docket of Attraction. Earlier than Girl Chief Justic, Lord Justice Bean and Girl Justice Whipple, Begum’s authorized staff have argued that the Residence Workplace was “required to think about . . . authorized obligations” owed to victims of trafficking when revoking her citizenship. They claimed that these “have been obligatory, related issues in figuring out whether or not deprivation was conducive to the general public good” and that not doing so was “irrational.”

The listening to is about to final three days, concluding on Thursday. The courtroom is predicted at hand down a call at a later date. 

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