Justice Minister Hopes to Deport Eritreans in Wake of EU Precedent
www.israelhayom.com | July 1, 2017
After European Court of Human Rights rules that an Eritrean asylum seeker would not be in life-threatening danger if deported back to Eritrea, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked appoints team to determine whether ruling could support change in Israeli policy.
Following a report in Israel Hayom earlier this week about a landmark ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that would allow Eritrean migrants to be deported back to their country of origin, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has instructed her ministry’s International Department to look into the possibility of deporting Eritrean migrants currently living in Israel.
Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that an Eritrean national, whose request for asylum was denied by Switzerland, could legally be sent back to Eritrea because contrary to the man’s assertion, his life would not be in danger there.
Dr. Roy Schondorf, deputy attorney general for matters of international law, has been appointed to lead a team that will thoroughly review the international ruling and determine whether it is applicable to Israeli policy.