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Israel Weighs Response to a Ruling Limiting Detentions of Migrants

Date: 17.9.13 Source: The New York Times
Israeli lawmakers grappled on Tuesday with new questions of how to deal with the tens of thousands of migrants from Africa who have entered the country illegally, now that Israel’s Supreme Court has overturned a law allowing the government to detain migrants and asylum seekers for up to. By ISABEL KERSHNER

High Court: Infiltrators cannot be held for 3 years

Date: 16.9.13 Source: Ynet
Court rules that change to infiltration law, allowing detention of infiltrators for three years without trial, is unconstitutional, in conflict with Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty. Judges: Effects will be hard on residents of south Tel Aviv. By Aviel Magnezi

Israel's High Court to hear petition against law allowing prolonged detention of 'infiltrators'

Date: 2.6.13 Source: HAARETZ
Human rights groups seek annulment of amendment allowing illegal migrants to be detained three years, passed by the Knesset in January 2012 and came into force last June; there are currently approximately 2,000 African migrants in detention facilities. By Ilan Lior

Rule of Law: Israel’s legal headache

Date: 23.5.13 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Does throwing African migrants in detention centers for three years without standard legal proceedings violate international law? Or is it just enforcement of Israel’s sovereign right to maintain border security?. By YONAH JEREMY BOB

Court prohibits detention of Sudanese refugees days before mass arrests begin

Date: 12.10.12 Source: 972MAGAZINE
The court’s move comes in response to an October 3 petition, filed by the Clinic for Migrants’ Rights at the Academic Center of Law and Business, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), the Hotline for Migrant Workers, ASSAF Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel, the African Refugee Development Center (ADRC), and Kav La’Oved, as well six African asylum seekers. By Mya Guarnieri

NGOs petition to stop Yishai from jailing migrants

Date: 4.10.12 Source: The Jerusalem Post
Rights groups say many of those who would be detained under Yishai plan are survivors of genocide, other atrocities. By YONAH JEREMY BOB

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