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Deprivation of Nationality

Speaker: Amaka Nnamani
Chambers: Augustus Chambers

Nwamaka (Amaka) appears extensively before judges in the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and Upper Tribunal. She is also regularly instructed to appear before the Upper Tribunal on judicial review matters and in appeals to the Court of Appeal. Committed to all aspects of human rights law, Amaka’s most recent notable cases include Agho v Secretary of state for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 1198 a leading judgment on marriages of convenience and Naidu v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 156 (on the issues of alleged deception and Paragraphs 320(7A) and 320(7B) of the Immigration Rules.

Amaka begins with an overview of the general use of and background behind the deprivation of British citizenship, highlighting the British Nationality Act 1981 as a key statute. She goes on to outline situations where people may be deprived of citizenship, the mechanics of procedure and appeal rights, before highlighting the outcomes of relevant case law.

Key words/topics:

Deprivation of British Citizenship
British Nationality Act 1981
Begum (R on the application of) v SIAC [2021] UKSC 7)
Public interest
Conductive Grounds
Fraud
False Representations
Concealment of Material Facts
Procedure and Appeal Rights
Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Act 2009
Mitigating factors
First Tier Tribunal or the Special Immigration Appeals Commission
Chimi (Deprivation, appeals scope and evidence) Cameroon [2023] UKUT 115 (IAC)
Human Rights Act 1998
Berdica [2022] UKUT 276 (IAC)