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Torturing Them out of the Country

The Israeli Asylum Seeker ‘System’ and Its Torture-Like Policies

Diego Alberto Biancolin    Università degli Studi di Genova, Italia    

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abstract

This essay will focus on the Israeli immigration policies relating to asylum seekers, showing how they can be qualified as a form of (mainly psychological) torture. Firstly an outline of Israel’s employment of torture against political dissidents will be laid out, together with an analysis of why administrative detention can be understood as a form of torture too. The attention will then be moved to the treatment of African asylum seekers, describing the harsh conditions they have to endure while staying in Israel prior to their deportation from the country, emphasising the features which can qualify them as forms of torture.

Pubblicato
11 Gennaio 2023
Accettato
03 Maggio 2022
Presentato
23 Aprile 2022
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-636-7
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-635-0

Keywords: Asylum seekersImmigration policiesIsraelAdministrative detentionTorture

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