No 3 year detention in Israel for migrants, High Court rules

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The Israeli High Court has today determined that African migrants and refugees can no longer be detained for up to three years without a trial. The High Court judges say that this new policy, which is an amendment to the anti-infiltration law, is unconstitutional and violates human rights.

With an unanimous ruling, the nine-judge court panel has given the state 90 days to free the more than 2,000 migrants held in the Saharonim Detention Center in the Negev, and decide whether their status is that of asylum seekers or illegal immigrants to be deported.

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One Response to No 3 year detention in Israel for migrants, High Court rules

  1. Pingback: Israeli Supreme Court orders closing detention center. Again. | Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law

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