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Originally Appeared in Human Rights Brief
The Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported on a recent Israeli Supreme Court decision regarding claimants’ and witnesses’ ability to enter Israel in order to participate in compensation cases against the Israeli military. A petition for review was submitted to the Court on behalf of four Gazans who have been repeatedly denied entrance into Israel to testify in wrongful death claims against the Israeli military. In response, the Israeli Attorney General set forth new policies outlining security concerns regarding this kind of movement and eventually codified the restrictions in Amendment No. 8 of the Tort Law. In HCJ 7042/12, Abu Daqqa, et al. v. the Interior Minister, et al. the Court approved the amendment and rejected the petition that several human rights organizations filed, which claimed it directly conflicted with both Israeli constitutional rights and due process international rights.
To learn more about this topic:
- Adalah Article regarding the Petition
- Position Paper on Amendment 8 to the Tort Law by Hamoked
- Briefing Paper on background of case and potential legal implications