Author Archives: Yotam Gidron

Israel’s High Court allows transfers of Sudanese and Eritreans to Rwanda and Uganda but strikes down indefinite imprisonment: an analysis

TweetOn 28 August Israel’s High Court of Justice issued its ruling in an appeal on a district court decision concerning Israel’s “voluntary departures” scheme. Under this scheme, Eritreans and Sudanese irregular migrants are transferred from Israel to unnamed “third countries” … Continue reading

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Regional and local tensions intertwine in Gambella, as violence claims hundreds of lives

TweetOn 15 April 2016, a cross-border raid from South Sudan into Ethiopia’s Gambella region left more than 200 dead. According to the Ethiopian government, more than 108 women and children were abducted and some 2,000 head of cattle stolen during … Continue reading

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Israeli District Court Decision a Set Back for Ending Transfers and Imprisonment of Asylum Seekers

TweetBy Yotam Gidron Last week the Be’er-Sheva District Court rejected a petition filed by two Eritrean asylum seekers and six Israeli NGOs against the government’s new policy of imprisoning irregular migrants who are unwilling to leave Israel to Uganda or … Continue reading

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