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The question I want to raise is this: What conception of Israeli democracy guided the Or Commission in drafting its report? In other words, what conception of democracy, or what kind of democracy,...
The Or Commission report and the police's actions in October 2000 reflect the first approach. They consider Arab protest to emanate from a herd mentality, while protests by Jewish groups were...
The Or Commission report and the police's actions in October 2000 reflect the first approach. They consider Arab protest to emanate from a herd mentality, while protests by Jewish groups were...
Clearly, the demonstrations marked a certain development in the course of the struggle of the Arabs in Israel. What is this development?
The right to education is not among the recognized constitutional rights enumerated in Israel's Basic Law: Human Dignity and Freedom – 1992. The Supreme Court has also refused to recognize the...
In 1998, Supreme Court justices were shocked to learn that Israel operates thirteen public schools that were not connected to the electricity grid, and consequently had no lighting, heating or...
Every few months the entire country is scandalized by the discovery of another investigation in the course of which the persons being interrogated confessed to a crime they did not commit. While...
The connection between “Operation Protective Wall” and the start of the construction of the “Protective Security Wall” – as it was called by Israel – is clear.
It was not lawyers and the courts that ended apartheid. It was popular resistance, supported by the mobilisation of international pressure. But looking back, it is fair to say that the legal work...
Over the past 15 years, a small revolution has taken place in the profession of lawyering in Israel. Within this short span of time, tens of advocates have infiltrated the socio-legal arena,...
Any lawyer representing disempowered communities is aware that a great paradox currently exists within the modern legal system. For, whilst the concept of equality before the law has supposedly...
On 27 April 1994, South Africa held its first democratic elections. The event was historic, indescribably poignant and undoubtedly significant for millions of South Africans. None of us had ever...
On 27 April 1994, South Africa held its first democratic elections. The event was historic, indescribably poignant and undoubtedly significant for millions of South Africans. None of us had ever...