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Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) ordered the government on Sunday, April 25, to review the asylum applications of refugees from Sudan’s regions of Darfur, the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile by the end of this year. The High Court ruling relates to the applications of 2,445 asylum seekers submitted before June 2017 which have yet to be adjudicated by the state. 2017 demonstration of African refugees and asylum seekers in Tel Aviv (Photo: Activestills) A three-judge panel ruled unanimously that if the state fails to review the applications for asylum by end of 2021, it will be required to grant temporary residency to the applicant refugees who have been left in limbo for well over a decade. The judges lamented that the state has dragged its feet in handling asylum request applications and has changed its reasons for the delays over the years. The state has yet to formulate…

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HCJ Orders Review of Sudanese Asylum Seeker Pleas by Year’s End