Title Esther Segai Gersagher et al. v. the Knesset et al.
Publisher Israel: High Court of Justice
Publication Date 23 April 2020
Country Eritrea | Israel | Sudan
Topics Administrative law | Asylum-seekers | Constitutional law | Illegal entry | Non-refoulement
Citation / Document Symbol HCJ 2293/17
Cite as Esther Segai Gersagher et al. v. the Knesset et al., HCJ 2293/17, Israel: High Court of Justice, 23 April 2020, available at: https://www.refworld.org/cases,ISR_HC,5f6b194c4.html [accessed 18 May 2023]
Comments The Court is requested to order the voidness of section 4 of the Prevention of Infiltration and Ensuring the Departure of Infiltrators from Israel 5775-2014 (Legislative Amendments and Temporary Provisions) 5775-2014 (hereinafter: the "Amending Law") that obliges foreign workers who entered Israel not through a border crossing (hereinafter: "Infiltrator Workers") and their employers to deposit in a special bank account a total amount at a rate of 36% of the worker's wages that will be paid to the worker only at the time of his departure from Israel (hereinafter: the "Deposit Scheme"). In short, the Petitioners argue that the Deposit Scheme, in general, or in the least some of its components, is unconstitutional and therefore should be voided.
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