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Sep 17, 2019, 7:43 AM
Democracy: Rule of the People?
One of the positive side-effects of the wave of populism sweeping the political systems of various Western countries, including Israel, is that it forces us to sharpen our understanding of the linkage between the literal meaning of the word...
Sep 9, 2019, 1:30 PM
Whatever happened to the Override Clause?
Candidates are less vocal about curbing the courts because it turns out that voters actually want robust judicial oversight
May 22, 2019, 11:13 AM
The weakest constitution in the world
The Override Clause would provide the government with yet another legal avenue for restricting Israelis' fundamental rights
Apr 24, 2019, 7:57 AM
The return of the Override Clause? A dangerous and unnecessary step
According to several published reports, one of the key demands to be made by the Likud and several other parties during the negotiations to form a government will be a requirement that all its members of the coalition support...
Sep 13, 2018, 4:01 PM
No way to build a constitution
In saying nothing about minority groups, Israel's Nation-State law is out of step with most countries' constitutions
Jan 30, 2017, 1:49 PM
Israel’s collision course with the international community
The recent UN Security Council vote helps enable worldwide punishment of Israel for its settlement policies
Professor Yuval Shany is a senior fellow in the Israel Democracy Institute’s Center for Security and Democracy and a member of the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.