Privitization and Public Interest Lawyering: The Radiating Effect of the Israeli Supreme Court Decisions to Annul Prison Privatization

31 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2013

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Yael Berda

Princeton University - Program in Law and Public Affairs; Princeton University - Department of Sociology

Gilad Barnea

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ofer Sitbon

Independent

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Berda, Yael and Barnea, Gilad and Sitbon, Ofer, Privitization and Public Interest Lawyering: The Radiating Effect of the Israeli Supreme Court Decisions to Annul Prison Privatization (January 1, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2297258 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2297258

Yael Berda (Contact Author)

Princeton University - Program in Law and Public Affairs ( email )

Wallace Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544
United States

HOME PAGE: http://lapa.princeton.edu/yaelberda

Princeton University - Department of Sociology ( email )

Princeton, NJ
United States

Gilad Barnea

Hebrew University of Jerusalem ( email )

Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, IL Jerusalem 91905
Israel

Ofer Sitbon

Independent ( email )

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