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UK: Shamima Begum: will the plan to revoke her citizenship succeed?

Sajid Javid wants the Isis refugee stripped of her citizenship – can he do that, and what does it mean for her child?
Shamima Begum
 Shamima Begum has had a baby boy in a refugee camp in Syria. Photograph: BBC News

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has ordered the Isis recruit Shamima Begum’s citizenship to be revoked. Here are some of the key questions the move raises:

What was Begum’s status before the order?

Both her parents are from Bangladesh and her father is believed to be living there now, but Begum is British-born and is not believed to hold dual citizenship. International law forbids nations from making people stateless by revoking their Continue reading