The Israeli Interior Ministry says the new immigration rules are intended to benefit the migrants and asylum seekers, whom the government refers to as illegal infiltrators. However, Ruvi Ziegler, Associate Professor of International Law at the Reading University says it is a calculated plan to make people understand that they are not welcome.
Listen to his interview by ‘Voice of the Cape’, Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr Ruvi Ziegler and Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Brunel Law School co-authored a report setting out the case for unilateral guarantees rather than recicprocal agreements to secure the rights of EU27 citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU.
See here for more details + downloadable report.
Dr Ruvi Ziegler was interviewed in mid-June by Miriam Berger from Reuters about new legislation in Israel that curbs the rights of asylum seekers.
You can view the complete article here.
“The UK’s decision on EU citizens is a very late, but also a welcomed step”
Listen to Ruvi Ziegler’s interview by Radio Sputnik on Friday 23rd June.
On 13 February, Dr Ruvi Ziegler gave a lecture at Inner Temple as part of the 2017 Reader’s Lecture Series on ‘The Predicament and Agency of Refugees’.
The lecture coincided with the publication of my monograph, Voting Rights of Refugees (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
On 18th December 2016, Ruvi Ziegler was interviewed by Gilad Halpern and Dahlia Scheindlin on #TLV1 Radio as part of the Tel Aviv Review programme (#TAReview).
In this podcast, Dr Ziegler discuss Israel’s treatment of tens of thousands of African asylum seekers who entered its territory over the last decade, and the mark that they left on Israel’s migration law.
On 27th December 2016, Ruvi Ziegler participated in a special ‘refugee day’ at Limmud conference co-organised by René Cassin, the WLS Drop-In, the LJS Drop-In, Mitzvah Day, JCORE, The Jewish Leadership Council, Board of Deputies and World Jewish Relief.
Dr Ziegler gave a lecture on ‘The Global Refugee Crisis & the UK: a light unto the nation?‘
This item was published on the University of Oxford Border Criminologies Blog on 9 December 2015.
University of Oxford Border Criminologies Blog
Here is a Podcast from a work in progress seminar at Reading, 2 December 2015, where Dr Ruvi Ziegler discusses the ‘Brexit’ independence referendum franchise.
Ruvi Ziegler Podcast on the ‘Brexit’ independence referendum franchise
This is a Podcast from the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) conference panel on ‘international comparisons’, held on 20 November 2015. Dr Ruvi Ziegler discusses (from minute 25 to minute 50) the ‘absent-present 1951 convention’.