Amnesty International is concerned that the draft Prevention of Infiltration Law, Tabled by the Israeli government, contains provisions which are inconsistent with international human rights Treaties to which Israel is a State Party.
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In particular, the draft law, if approved, would Contravene the obligation of non-Refoulement found in the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (Refugee Convention), as well as the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
AI is calling on the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) to reject the draft law and to ensure that any immigration or national security provisions that are introduced into law fully respect Israel's international human rights obligations by Ensuring that individuals within their Jurisdiction are protected, regardless of their immigration status, and that individuals are not returned to a state where they could be at risk of serious human rights Violations.
Since 2005, up to 8,000 Eritreans, Sudanese, and other Nationals who have entered Israel via the Egyptian border have subsequently sought Asylum. Under the proposed law, if it had been in force, all such individuals would have been considered to be "Infiltrators" and would have been immediate Liable to Deportation back to Egypt, Irrespective of whether they would be at risk of Persecution there.
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