Shamima Begum Head-to-Head

  • Event Start: 30th May 2019, 8:30pm
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This House Believes That Justice Has Been Done:

Shamima Begum Head-to-Head

Since the beginning of this year, Britain has been transfixed by the question of whether Shamima Begum, who set out to Syria to support the Islamic State at 15, should be allowed to return to the UK.  Did she forfeit her citizenship by deciding to support IS or should she have to face the British justice system?  Has justice been done in the case of Shamima Begum?

Speaker in Proposition:

  • Emma Webb, Civitas  :  Director of the Centre for the Study of European Civilisation at Civitas, Webb is a former research fellow at the Centre for Radicalisation and Terrorism at the Henry Jackson Society

Speaker in Opposition:

  • Mohammed Akunjee  :  A criminal defence solicitor who specialises in the field of terrorism law and repatriation of ‘regrettees’, Akunjee has acted as the solicitor for Shamima Begum’s family since 2015

Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on a motion to be decided at this week's Consultative Committee