Asaf Weitzen

Asaf Weitzen was until recently the head of the legal department of the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants – Israel’s leading organization protecting the rights of refugees, migrants, workers, and victims of human trafficking. Weitzen has lead high-profile cases preventing illegal deportations and releasing hundreds of detainees held in Israel’s immigration detention centers. He is also a leading attorney in the constitutional case of a coalition of human rights NGOs against the Israeli government’s Anti-Infiltration Law which has resulted in three historical high court rulings.