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No More Legal ‘Gatekeepers’? Plans to Downgrade the Status of Government Legal Advisors in Israel

Government legal advisers play an important role in upholding the rule of law in Israel. Planned legal reforms, however, seek to allow the government to ignore their legal opinions and replace senior advisers with political appointees.

Supreme Court of Israel

Reversing the ‘Constitutional Revolution’: The Israeli Government’s Plan to Undermine the Supreme Court’s Judicial Review of Legislation

How did the Israeli Supreme Court use its authority after the constitutional revolution of the 1990s and what do current proposals to limit the power of the court to exercise judicial review over Knesset legislation look like?

Supreme Court of Israel

The New Israeli Government’s ‘Constitutional Law Reforms’: Why now? What do they mean? And what will happen next?

With the swearing in of Israel’s new government, Israel’s legal system is facing proposals for sweeping reform that would change fundamental aspects of the courts’ ability to check and balance the Knesset’s legislative powers.


Freedom to Grieve: On the Israeli Supreme Court Decision of Combatants for Peace v. Minister of Defense

In the past few years, the Israeli Supreme Court has been a target of political attacks, mostly from conservative circles, which claim that it prefers universal human rights over national values. These groups have made calls to curb the court’s authority and power.

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