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High Court hears petition against Ukrainian refugee cap; proceedings broadcast live

Supreme Court Justice Uzi Fogelman at a court hearing on a petition against the government's cap on Ukrainian refugees, March 20, 2022. (Screen capture: Twitter)
Supreme Court Justice Uzi Fogelman at a court hearing on a petition against the government's cap on Ukrainian refugees, March 20, 2022. (Screen capture: Twitter)

The High Court of Justice is currently hearing a petition against the government’s policies on refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The hearing is being broadcast live on the court’s website and social media channels.

The petition, submitted by a private law firm but with the backing of the Ukrainian embassy, argues that the government’s cap on refugee entries violates international agreements between the nations as well as international conventions to which Israel is a party, and was not imposed with proper authority.

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