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#Emma deSouza

# emma-desouza - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

UK government spent over £55,000 on legal fees against Emma DeSouza

“You have to be at the very bottom or you have to be rich to use the legal system,” DeSouza said.

# emma-desouza - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Citizenship campaigner Emma DeSouza interested in possible Seanad seat

DeSouza was involved in a legal battle with the UK Home Office until last month.

# emma-desouza - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Emma DeSouza drops legal challenge after change to immigration laws

DeSouza said she will continue to campaign for full recognition of Irish citizenship in NI.

# emma-desouza - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

DeSouza to argue her case in US: 'Political pressure must be brought to bear on the British government'

Emma DeSouza will be asking the House of Representatives to pass a resolution supporting her case to self-identify as Irish.

# emma-desouza - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North

Emma DeSouza says that the UK interprets the right to identify as Irish “as akin to being a GAA supporter or country music fan”.

# emma-desouza - Saturday 4 January, 2020

People have been asking the Irish government what the DeSouza ruling means for them

“This is unacceptable. I don’t want to be a British citizen,” one person who wrote to the Taoiseach argued.

# emma-desouza - Friday 20 December, 2019

NI appeals court to hear case today of Derry woman who was ruled to be a British citizen

Emma De Souza has always identified as Irish, a right that is enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement.

# emma-desouza - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza

“No one should have to go to court to be able to assert their right to be Irish,” Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in Belfast.

# emma-desouza - Saturday 23 November, 2019

UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British

The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.

# emma-desouza - Friday 18 October, 2019

FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?

The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.

# emma-desouza - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson

The Home Office won an appeal against a ruling which found that people born in the North are not automatically British.

The DeSouza verdict: Why everyone born in Northern Ireland is legally a British citizen

“A person’s nationality cannot depend in law on an undisclosed state of mind,” the Upper Tribunal argued in it’s decision.

# emma-desouza - Monday 14 October, 2019

'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'

The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.

'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 

DeSouza, from Co Derry, identified herself as Irish in an application for a residence card for her US-born husband.

# emma-desouza - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Court case begins on whether the North's citizens can self-identify as Irish

Emma DeSouza has won three court cases against the UK’s Home Office, which has argued that she is a British citizen.

# emma-desouza - Friday 19 April, 2019

'The UK government keep appealing until you give up': Rights activists hold rallies in Belfast and London

Emma DeSouza is challenging the Home Office’s argument that British immigration law supersedes the Good Friday Agreement.