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Israel Reportedly Seeks to Renegotiate Refugee Deal With UN

Date: 2.5.18 Source: Haaretz

Israel is looking into renewing negotiations with the UN's refugee agency over a deal to find a solution for the African asylum seekers living in the country, a report on Israel's Channel 10 News said Wednesday evening.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s U-turn: no redemption for asylum seekers in Israel

Date: 9.4.18 Source: The Conversation, Ruvi Ziegler

For 35,000 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel, Passover in 2018 was an inverse journey of redemption.

Netanyahu scraps U.N. deal to resettle African asylum seekers

Date: 3.4.18 Source: The washington post,  Adam Taylor

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday scrapped an agreement with the United Nations to resettle thousands of African asylum seekers in the West, giving in to pressure from immigration hard-liners who saw the deal as rewarding illegal migrants.

Netanyahu suspends asylum seeker deal with UN after right-wing pushback

Date: 2.4.18 Source: Haaretz, Noa Landau

Against a backlash from politicians and others against the plan after it was unveiled at a news conference, Netanyahu took to Facebook late in the evening, writing: “In the interim, I am suspending implementation of the agreement, and after I meet with the representatives, I will submit

Netanyahu: for every migrant that leaves Israel, one stays

Date: 2.4.18 Source: Jerusalem Post, Tamara zieve

For every migrant deported from Israel, one will be allowed to stay, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, detailing a new plan for the deportation of migrants at a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.

Israel’s Planned Deportation Of African Migrants Draws Fire

Date: 11.1.18 Source: The media line,  Daniella P. Cohen

Israel this week came under fire from the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) over its plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants, primarily from Eritrea and Sudan.

What happened on December 31st, 2005 by Adam Ahmed, Sudan

Date: 29.5.17 Source: word press, Adam Ahmed

It was a cold evening in Mustafa Mahmoud Square, in the middle of Cairo, Egypt.

Detailed findings of the commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea* **

Date: 8.6.16 Source: UN
The Human Rights Council established the Commission through resolution 26/24 of of 27 June 2014 and extended its mandate for one year to June 2016. On 8 June 2016, the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released its second report. On 21 June 2016, the Commission will present its second report to the Human Rights Council. In October 2016, it will present an oral update to the General Assembly.

Eritrea has committed widespread crimes against humanity, says UN

Date: 8.6.16 Source: The Guardian
Up to 400,000 people in Eritrea enslaved by authoritarian government, UN inquiry finds. Eritreans are one of the largest groups crossing the Mediterranean. By: Patrick Kingsley, migration correspondent

UN Inquiry reports gross human rights violations bordering on Crimes Against Humanity in Eritrea

Date: 11.6.15 Source: UN

In 2014 the UN's Human Rights Council established a commission of inquiry on human rights in Eritrea in light of the many testimonies of human rights violations in the country.


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