High court upholds constitutionality of ‘anti-infiltration law’, partially agrees with NGO petition

The High Court on Tuesday partially rejected a petition against the “anti-infiltration law”, ruling that while jailing illegal migrants at the Holot detention facility in the Negev is constitutional, holding them for up to 20 months is disproportionate.

The court also ruled that the Knesset must come up with revisions to the bill within 6 months, and have temporarily limited the length of detention at Holot to 12 months.

The ruling follows a petition against the new version of the bill which was filed on December 18 of last year by a series of Israeli NGOs after the second and third reading of the new version were passed by the Knesset. That same month, the High Court rejected a request by NGOs to freeze all detention of migrants pending their review of the constitutionality of the new version of the bill.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/High-court-upholds-constitutionality-of-anti-infiltration-law-partially-agrees-with-NGO-petition-411814

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