DIGNITY JURISPRUDENCE IN ISRAEL I
(LAWS-8015) - 1 UNIT
The course examines the protections for civil and human rights in the State of Israel as understood through the laws of Israel?s K?nesset, particularly the Basic Laws, and the decisions of the Israel Supreme Court sitting as the High Court of Justice. The topics are, in large part, comparable to those in Constitutional Law courses taught in the United States. In Dignity Jurisprudence in Israel I, the course covers dignity protections for individuality and equality. The course contrasts and compares protections in Israel with those in the United States, discusses the cultural and historical traditions that explain different approaches, and evaluates the status of civil liberty and prospects for reform in both countries.