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Publication: High Time for a Fair Israeli Asylum Regime

Publication by a member of the Interest Group: Dr. Reuben (Ruvi) Ziegler 20th June marks World Refugee Day, proclaimed by UN General Assembly Resolution 55/76 of 4 December 2000 to commemorate the convening of the Convention of Plenipotentiaries that has led to the … Continue reading

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Detention of African Asylum Seekers: Welcome to Round Three

Publication by a member of the Interest Group: Ruvi Ziegler In a previous post, I analysed the Israeli High Court of Justice’s (HCJ) judgment in Gebrselassie v. Knesset et al (partial summary of the judgment in English), in which the Court held the ‘Law … Continue reading

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Publication: the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision on detention of asylum seekers

Second Strike and You are (Finally) out? The Quashing of the Prevention of Infiltration Law (Amendment No. 4) by Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler (this article has been cross-posted on the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog) Introduction On 22 September 2014, the Israeli … Continue reading

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Israeli Supreme Court orders closing detention center. Again.

The Israeli High Court of Justice ordered the state on Monday to close the Holot detention facility for asylum seekers within 90 days, a dramatic decision that marked the first time the court has ever struck down two versions of … Continue reading

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Report: on Israel’s treatment of Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers

Human Rights Watch has today published a 83 page report on the treatment by Israel of the Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers within its border. The title of the report, “Make Their Lives Miserable”, and the subtitle “Israel’s coercion of … Continue reading

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The Prevention of Infiltration Act in the Supreme Court: Round Two

Publication by a member of the Interest Group ‘The Prevention of Infiltration Act in the Supreme Court: Round Two’ by Reuven Ziegler On 16 September 2013, in HCJ 7146/12 Adam v. The Knesset, et al,1 an expanded panel of nine justices of … Continue reading

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The Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment no. 4) Bill: A malevolent response to the Israeli Supreme Court judgment

Blogpost – by Dr. Reuven Ziegler On 16 September, 2013, the Israeli Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice (HCJ), handed down a unanimous judgment quashing the 2012 Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment no. 3)  mandating lengthy detention of asylum … Continue reading

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Blogpost – On the Israeli Supreme Court Judgment

Quashing Legislation Mandating Lengthy Detention of Asylum-Seekers: A Resolute Yet Cautious Israeli Supreme Court Judgment by Dr. Reuven Ziegler On 16 September, 2013, the Israeli Supreme Court, sitting as a High Court of Justice, handed down a unanimous judgment quashing … Continue reading

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

News Article  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 … Continue reading

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