By Tanja R. Muller. Source

ABSTRACT
Israel has since 2005 become an important destination for asylum seekers
from sub-Saharan Africa. Even though it was an early signatory to the
Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, the development of an
Israeli asylum regime has only gathered pace since then. That regime is
underpinned by a discourse of securitization that regards most asylum
seekers as hostile ‘infiltrators’. This paper is based on fieldwork among the
Eritrean refugee community in Israel and in using two concrete case studies
analyzes the struggles of Eritrean refugees to realize rights and lay claim to a
viable future. Their struggles provide insights into the wider debate on the
lack of concrete footing of universal rights in actual political space.

Full paper: Eritrean refugees rights, Tel Aviv

 

 

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