Privitization and Public Interest Lawyering: The Radiating Effect of the Israeli Supreme Court Decisions to Annul Prison Privatization
31 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2013
Date Written: January 1, 2012
In this article we argue that privatization of core government authorities create structural changes. Litigation against Privatization processes of core government authorities must address these institutional-structural changes in executive authority, and not rely on potential violations to individual rights. In light of the Israeli Supreme Court decision to annul a law privatizing prisons, we show how litigation against privatization of core state authorities is changing the role of public interest lawyers engaged in civil rights work in Israel.
Keywords: Privitization, Prisons, Public Interest Lawyering, Israel, Comparative Law, Prison Privatization, Constitutional Limits of Privatization
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