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Deprivation of Citizenship

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 12 March 2013

This week, Joshua Rozenberg investigates government powers to strip Britons of their citizenship.

He tells the story of Mahdi Hashi, a Somali-born man whose British passport was removed just before he was handed over to US authorities, who transported him from Africa to New York to face terrorism charges.

Also: should a woman escape criminal liability if she was pressured to commit the crime by a man? Joshua looks beyond the Pryce-Huhne case and explores an forthcoming case in the Court of Appeal concerning a new defence of "battered women's syndrome."

The programme also looks at illustrators in criminal courts, and celebrates the 80th birthday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg - who will soon mark twenty years on the US Supreme Court.


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