By Alex Papasotiriou – Immigration Barrister
On 22 February 2023, the judgment of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission within the attraction of Shamima Begum in opposition to the Home Secretary’s resolution to deprive her of her British citizenship was revealed. Due to SIAC’s operate and the character of the appeals earlier than it, solely the OPEN judgment is revealed. SIAC additionally thought-about CLOSED supplies, particularly delicate info that it’s not within the pursuits of nationwide safety to reveal, with the help of Special Advocates and set out its reasoning in a CLOSED judgment that isn’t revealed.
The OPEN judgment was given by Jay J, Chairman of SIAC. Following the Supreme Court’s resolution in Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 7, the place three preliminary points had been thought-about, the matter returned to SIAC with amended grounds.
The Grounds pleaded had been as follows:
- The Secretary of State did not bear in mind a compulsory related consideration and/or did not undertake correct inquiries into it, that Ms Begum could have been a sufferer of trafficking.
- The resolution to deprive Ms Begum of her British citizenship was in breach of…
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