The paper considers the (mis)handling of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers in Israel. It critiques the absence of a comprehensive (sound) asylum system that would be compatible with Israel's obligations under the 1951 Geneva Convention, analysing recent legislation, government policies, and public rhetoric.
Bio: Dr Ruvi Ziegler is a lecturer at the University of Reading School of Law; the Editor-in-Chief of the Working Paper Series of the Refugee Law Initiative (associated with the Institute for Advance Legal Study, University of London); and a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute (analysing questions of immigration and asylum, particularly regarding the treatment of African asylum seekers in Israel). Previously, he was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, affiliated with its 'Immigration and Refugee clinic' and with its 'Human Rights Program', and a tutor in Pubic International Law at the University of Oxford.
He holds DPhil, MPhil and BCL degrees from the University of Oxford, an LLM degree (with specialisation in Public Law) from the Hebrew University, and LLB & BA (Economics) degrees from the University of Haifa. His scholarly interests are in Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Citizenship, Asylum and Refugee Law, and Democratic Theory.