What impact will the landmark citizenship ruling have on UK’s approach to fighting terror?

Analysis: The immigration body's decision paves the way for others made stateless to appeal and could impact Britain's counterterrorism efforts, says Kim Sengupta

Wednesday 21 November 2018 22:19
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British citizenship has been stripped from more than 150 suspected militants
British citizenship has been stripped from more than 150 suspected militants

The decision by a judge that two men of Bangladeshi background cannot be deprived of their British nationality on grounds of national security has implications for the government’s counterterrorism strategy.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) concluded that stripping the men of their citizenship while they were abroad was unlawful because it made them stateless.

In August last year the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that it was lawful for the government to strip British terror suspects of their citizenship when abroad.

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