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Appeal against deprivation of citizenship allowed

Related Member(s):
Dan Squires QC, Hugh Southey QC, Jessica Jones
Related Practice Area(s):
Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) has given judgment in C3, C4 and C7 v SSHD, an appeal against the Secretary of State’s decision to deprive C3, C4 and C7 of their British citizenship. Allowing their appeal, SIAC found that the decision to deprive C3, C4 and C7 of their citizenship breached s.40(4) of the British Nationality Act 1981 since a consequence of the decision would be to leave them stateless.

On the date of the deprivation decision, C3, C4 and C7 did not have Bangladeshi citizenship under the law of Bangladesh and the Secretary of State therefore could not deprive them of their British citizenship.

Dan Squires QC, Hugh Southey QC and Jessica Jones were involved in the case.

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The judgment can be accessed here.

The Guardian article.