Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel

Report: Where there is No Free Will - Israel's "Voluntary Return" procedure for asylum-seekers

From the Report
Date: 21.4.15 Source: Assaf & HRM

The report, written coopertively by ASSAF - Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, and the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, follows and seeks to document the fate of the asylum seekers who have left Israel, allegedly willingly, and returned to their countries of origin or to third-party countries.

The report examines the ways in which fear of arbitrary detention and other inappropriate means are utilized by the State of Israel to pressure asylum seekers to agree to leave Israel willingly, the fateful implications of this departure and compares the Israeli method to that accepted by international norms and international justice.