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Stateless: what does Shamima Begum’s case mean for ethnic British citizens

Shamima Begum is one of the three girls from Bethnal Green who was taken out of Britain by a Canadian Spy to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in 2015.…

Citizenship should be permanent

Although I was certainly inspired by the ruling that Shamima Begum should not be given her citizenship back, this isn’t an article about her, or her guilt. I don’t think…

Shamima Begum is a British Woman

The decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) to dismiss Shamima Begum’s appeal against the removal of her British citizenship, is, frankly, an appalling one. In 2019, the then…

Shamima Begum is not innocent, but she is still British

There is no question that Shamima Begum is not an innocent bystander. Despite her claims that she was “just a housewife”, she shows no remorse for her decision to join…

India’s Controversial Citizens (Amendment) Act

Protests have erupted across many Indian cities throughout December after the Citizens (Amendment) Act was passed by the Parliament of India. In amending a 64 year old citizenship law, the…

Questions of citizenship and humanity surround Sophia the humanoid robot

Sophia the humanoid robot designed by Hanson Robotics has become a powerful international figure. It spoke at the United Nations, traveled the world chatting with talk show hosts, and even…