An analysis of citizenship-stripping powers

Monday, 12 September 2022 — Institute of Race Relations

Our newly released report by Frances Webber shows how citizenship-stripping powers introduced since 2002 have enshrined a ‘second-class citizenship’ in the UK, mainly affecting British Muslims.

Citizenship: from right to privilege examines the history of nationality and citizenship legislation since the ‘East African Asians’ scandal of 1968, explaining how both Labour and Conservative governments have given ministers successively wider powers to remove citizenship from those with access to another citizenship – and how the targets are almost exclusively British Muslims of south Asian heritage.

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