Who is Shamima Begum?
You can appeal in court against such a decision. Ms Begum did so, and the Court of Appeal ruled that she should be allowed to return to the UK to make her case because she could not do so from a dangerous camp in northern Syria. However, the Home Office then argued allowing her to return would create “significant national security risks”. The Supreme Court has now ruled the government was entitled to prevent Ms Begum from returning to the UK to fight her case – but it also ordered that the legal battle over her citizenship should be paused until she can find a way to take part in it.