The Supreme Court and Shamima Begum – ‘The Perfect Solution’?

Cowden, Stephen ORCID: 0000-0002-2549-8760 and Patel, Pragna (2021) The Supreme Court and Shamima Begum – ‘The Perfect Solution’? Feminist Dissent Blog.

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On Friday 26 February, the Supreme Court unanimously rejected Shamima Begum’s application to be permitted to return to the UK to argue her case for her UK citizenship. Whichever way you look at it, the Court’s decision – made on the basis of ‘national security’ concerns – is shameful. It is hard to see it as anything other than a rather spineless failure to stand up for the interests of justice against the current government’s cynical use of the law to re-frame citizenship rights in order to further an increasingly nebulous national security state.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Newspaper Article
Additional Information: The blog post is available from the official URL.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radicalisation; Citizenship; Shamima Begum; ISIS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Stephen Cowden
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2022 09:04
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 08:24

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