This collection of essays from a distinguished group of Israeli public lawyers examines the remarkable efforts of the Supreme Court of Israel to intervene in all kinds of government actions on behalf of basic civil rights and the preservation of the rule of law. Working essentially with the basic English common law tools of constitutional and administrative law, and without the aid of a written Bill of Rights, the Supreme Court recognized that Israel's special political and social realities warranted an extraordinary judicial vigilance. The essays offer insight into a judiciary prepared to deviate from the established common law rules concerning judicial restraint, whenever faced with the denial of justice or of deprivation of basic civil rights.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. The System of Government / Allen Zysblat 2. Administrative Law / Itzhak Zamir 3. Protecting Fundamental Rights without a Written Constitution / Allen Zysblat 4. Kol Ha'am Co. Ltd v. Minister of Interior (freedom of the press) 5. Kahane v. Broadcasting Authority (media coverage of deviant speech) 6. Schnitzer v. Chief Military Censor (military censorship) 7. Miterani v. Minister of Transport (freedom of occupation) 8. The New Basic Laws on Human Rights / David Kretzmer 9. Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty (1992-4) 10. Basic Law: Freedom of Occupation (1994) 11. Conflict of Interests in the Public Service / Tana Spanic 12. Likud Faction v. Municipality of Petach-Tikva (expansion of rule against bias) 13. The Administrative Tribunals Law: An Introductory Note / Moshe Landau 14. Administrative Tribunals Law, 1992 15. The Decisions and Reasons Law: An Introductory Note / Judith Karp.
KMK2461 .Z35 1996
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.