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More of the Same: Judicial Activism in Israel


Suzie Navot


COMAS, The Striks Law School


European Public Law, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2001

Abstract:     
2000 was a turbulent year for Israel. The new government, formed after the elections in May 1999 by Prime Minister Ehud Barak, quickly lost its majority in the Knesset. The Prime Minister was forced to call for new elections thus causing political instability. This paper aims to review the most important constitutional verdicts handed down by Israel's Supreme Court since September 1999 until 2001. I have chosen particularly remarkable cases, some of which may have political repercussions in the future. None of them deals with judicial review of laws. In the period discussed, the Supreme Court of Israel has not declared any law to be invalid. At the same time, its contribution to the field of constitutional human rights has been of fundamental importance. Mainly via appeals that, prima facie, may have seemed based on technical grounds, the Court marched a step forward towards the recognition and reinforcement of basic human rights.

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Keywords: Constitutional law, Israel , judicial activism

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Date posted: April 30, 2008  

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Navot, Suzie, More of the Same: Judicial Activism in Israel. European Public Law, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2001. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1127264

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