Israel using technicality to deport Eritrean asylum-seekers to Ethiopia

24.10.2011                      26.Tischrei. 5772

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Israel using technicality to deport Eritrean asylum-seekers to Ethiopia

Under UN rules, Eritreans are automatically entitled to asylum, whereas Ethiopians have no such collective asylum right.

The Interior Ministry is deporting Eritrean asylum-seekers to Ethiopia even though it admits it cannot guarantee their safety there, a ministry document obtained by Haaretz shows.
Under UN rules, Eritreans are automatically entitled to asylum, whereas Ethiopians have no such collective asylum right. In 2003, however, Ethiopia passed a law granting citizenship to anyone whose mother or father was an Ethiopian citizen. That provision applies to many Eritreans, since Eritrea split off from Ethiopia in 1993….