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New bill quietly gives powers to remove British citizenship without notice

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Individuals could be stripped of their British citizenship without warning under a proposed rule change quietly added to the nationality and borders bill. Clause 9 – “Notice of decision to deprive a person of citizens...

Germany eases citizenship rules for descendants of Nazi victims

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The German government has agreed a draft law to naturalise some descendants of Nazi victims who had previously been denied citizenship. Described by Berlin as a symbolic step, the measure helps close legal loopholes, ...

The citizenship journey: nine Europeans who became British after Brexit – photo essay

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On 28 July 2021, I became a British citizen. I’ve been living in the UK for 18 years, and never considered taking this big step until now. I am proudly European and, I must admit, Brexit played a massive role in my de...

Home Office handling of Windrush citizenship claims ruled ‘irrational’

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The Home Office’s handling of some Windrush citizenship applications has been irrational and unlawful, the high court has ruled in a judgment that will prevent the department from refusing citizenship to Windrush-gene...

Why is the right obsessed with ‘defending’ borders? Because it sees citizenship as a commodity

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“I know that the left and all the gatekeepers on Twitter become literally hysterical if you use the term ‘replacement’,” the Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently said on his show, “but they become hysterical because ...

Three British-Bangladeshis win appeal against removal of UK citizenship

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Three British-Bangladeshis said to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic State (Isis) have won a legal challenge against the stripping of their British citizenship after a tribunal ruled the move left them stateless...

Dual national in Syrian prison launches high court challenge of Australian citizenship loss laws

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Laws allowing the home affairs minister to cancel the Australian citizenship of a dual national suspected of terrorist activities are being challenged in the high court. An urgent case was filed on Friday on behalf of...

Asma al-Assad risks loss of British citizenship as she faces possible terror charges

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The British wife of Syria’s ruler Bashar al-Assad is facing possible terrorism charges and the loss of her British citizenship after the Metropolitan police opened a preliminary investigation into claims she has incit...

Like Shamima Begum, I could soon be stripped of British citizenship without notice

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At first glance, Shamima Begum and I don’t have much in common. She fled Britain when she was a schoolgirl to join Islamic State. I came to the UK from Sri Lanka in 2005 and qualified here as a public and human rights...

Citizenship for sale: fugitives, politicians and disgraced businesspeople buying Vanuatu passports

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A controversial “golden passports” scheme run by the Pacific nation of Vanuatu saw more than 2,000 people, including a slew of disgraced businesspeople and individuals sought by police in countries all over the world,...

Ex-bikie and missing property magnate among Australian names granted Vanuatu citizenship

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A former Comanchero bikie and a missing property magnate owing hundreds of millions of dollars after his businesses collapsed are among Australians granted citizenship through Vanuatu’s controversial citizenship-by-in...

Israeli PM suffers setback in vote on Arab citizenship rights law

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Israel’s parliament has failed to renew a law that bars Arab citizens from extending citizenship or residency rights to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in a tight vote that raised doubts about the viabil...

Removing British citizenship under the nationality and borders bill

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I was disappointed to read Naga Kandiah’s comments on the removal of British citizenship (Like Shamima Begum, I could soon be stripped of British citizenship without notice, 15 December). Removing British citizenship ...

Vanuatu strips Syrian businessman of controversial ‘golden passport’ citizenship

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Vanuatu has reportedly revoked the citizenship of a Syrian businessman who was granted approval to receive a Vanuatu passport earlier this year, after a Guardian investigation into the country’s controversial citizens...

Hundreds stripped of British citizenship in last 15 years, study finds

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Hundreds of people have been stripped of their British citizenship in the last 15 years, according to research, including one man who was stateless for almost five years. Research carried out by Free Movement, a websi...

Putin propagandist news host has British home and citizenship

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One of Russia’s most popular television news presenters, who has been accused of being a propagandist for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has British citizenship and a family flat in west London. Sergei Brilev ...

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