“Shamima Begum: UK Citizen, Terrorist, Isis Wife, ‘Groomed Schoolgirl’ Or None Of The Above?” – An Article by Yasin Patel and Amy Hazlewood

Criminal Law

Since the downfall of ISIS and the liberation of many Syrian people, women and children (and whole families) have been fleeing to refugee camps to escape from the fighting and killings. Shamima Begum a 19-year old British girl and her newly born child are such refugees. Following the birth of her child in a refugee camp, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid has revoked her British citizenship.

Yasin Patel and Amy Hazlewood investigate the revoking of her citizenship and analyse the legal principles, authorities and arguments behind the Home Secretary’s decision.

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