The tension between Israel as a Jewish state and Israel as a democratic state finds expression in the debate over the relationship between Jewish law and Israeli law.
UPDATE (2/9/17 11:00 a.m.) Despite the weather, this event IS taking place. We hope to see many people there! But, hoping for the best and expecting the worst, we have arranged to live-stream the panel. The link is below.
As societies evolve, are courts agents of or brakes on social change? Which should they be? These always important questions are especially salient in Israel in many contexts, none more so than with regard to the status of women.
In collaboration with York's Centre for Public Policy and Law, Osgoode Hall Law School will be hosting the Symposium "Institutions, Constitutions: The Judiciary's Role in the 21st Century" on September 26 & 27, 2016.
Despite a shared commitment to constitutional norms and a shared intuition that constitutional norms reflect universal principles, the United States and Europe interpret constitutional norms in markedly different ways.
For a recap of the event, click here.
This day-long event sponsored by the Israel Institute concludes with a panel, from 2:00 - 3:30, entitled Balancing Democracy, Justice and Security in Israel and the United States and featuring former Israel Supreme Court President Dorit Beinsich and former U.S.
Marking the launch of the Israeli Supreme Court Project at Cardozo Law, this event will explore the Court’s jurisprudence on the complex questions facing multi-cultural societies everywhere.
The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please email ISCP@yu.edu with your name, affiliation, and contact information.