Ministerial Committee to discuss refugees bill that seeks to sidestep HCJ
Justice Minister Shaked and MK Shuli Mualem presented a bill regarding the expulsion of African asylum seekers, which includes a safe passage provision that would allow the legislators to formulate an outline that could not be dismissed by HCJ.
The bill is expected to have a special safe passage provision that would allow the legislators to formulate an outline that would be impossible for the HCJ to dismiss, as has already happened in the past.
MK Shuli Mualem from Bayit Yehudi, who also promoted the bill, presented it with Shaked’s support, after Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, who had previously opposed similar legislations, announced that he would agree to the provision.
Justice Minister Shaked addressed the Ministerial Committee’s announcement.
"The safe passage provision will restore the proper balance between the three government branches. The most appropriate thing would have been to adapt a similar legislation as part of the broader “Basic Law: Legislation”, which would have enabled the Knesset to pass a law that that has been rejected by the Supreme Court,” the justice minister stressed.
“Unfortunately,” Shaked continued, “Minister Kahlon has rejected that proposal … but his party promised to support the safe passage provision and I hope he will keep their promise to the residents of southern Tel Aviv."
MK Mualem reiterated the justice minister’s statement by also mentioning the residents of southern Tel Aviv.
"This is a test Minister Kahlon, who has for months been preventing the enactment of the broader legislation on the issue … the bill formulated now is exactly the kind of bill Kahlon claimed he would support. I expect him to keep his promises to the residents of southern Tel Aviv," she vented.