Citizenship and ISIS

Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana are two young women who left their states (the UK and the US respectively) to join ISIS. Now they want to return. Does the legal tie of citizenship continue to hold or can the state strip them of their citizenship? If they are stateless then where do they go?

There are three articles below. The first two speak to the girls situation and the third one is from the perspective of a Syrian citizen.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47310206

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/17/us-w…

ttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/14/opinion/isis-syria-fore…

 

Last Updated on March 18, 2019