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The Supreme Court has today unanimously allowed the Secretary of State’s appeals and dismissed Ms Shamima Begum’s cross appeal.

This follows appeals in three separate sets of proceedings brought by Ms Begum which have reached the Supreme Court concerning the deprivation of her citizenship by the Secretary of State for the Home Department in February 2019.

Sir James Eadie QC acted for the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Lord Pannick QC and Tom Hickman QC acted for Ms Begum.

Jason Pobjoy acted for the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism, intervening. 

Please find the full judgment here.

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