Justice in Israel:A Study of the Israeli Judiciary

Justice in Israel:A Study of the Israeli Judiciary

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This study discusses the many different aspects of judicial independence in Israel. It begins with an historical analysis of the concept of judicial independence in a comparative perspective, emphasizing the conceptual roots of the judiciary in Jewish law. Recent decades have witnessed a marked increase in the role played by the judiciary in society. This general trend is apparent in Israel, where the highly significant social role played by the judiciary has been on the increase for some years. The constitutional role of the judiciary in society is more pronounced in countries where the courts are empowered to review the constitutionality of legislative acts. In Israel the power of judicial review, in decisions of the Supreme Court, has been applied in a number of cases in which legislation of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, has been set aside. The increasingly prominent role of the judiciary in Israel is further manifested by the frequent recourse to judicial commissions of inquiry, chaired by judges who are often called upon to examine some of the major public controversies.
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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 171.45 x 254 x 38.1mm | 1,162g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • 576 p.
  • 079232417X
  • 9780792324171

Table of contents

Historical Development of the Concept of Judicial Independence - Comparative Perspectives. Historical Development of the Position of Judges in Israel - the Jewish Law Roots. The Position of Judges in Palestine During the Ottoman Period. The Position of Judges in Mandatory Palestine. The Israeli Judiciary in the Formative Years of the State (1948-1953). Contemporary Analysis of the Israeli Judiciary. The Israeli Judiciary - General Background. Administrative Judges and Tribunals. Judicial Terms of Office. The Constitutional Position of Judges. Judicial Independence and Other Fundamental Values Underlying the Justice System - the Conceptual Analysis. Substantive Independence. Personal Independence. Collective Independence. Internal Independence. Selection and Appointment of Judges. Accountability of Judges. Standards of Judicial Conduct. The Judiciary and the Executive Branch. Relationship between the Knesset and the Courts. The Judicial Role in Society. Epilogue - Judges, Law and Society. Table of Cases.
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