On September 12, 2023, the High Court of Justice (HCJ) is slated to discuss the petitions submitted against the amendment to the Basic Law: The Judiciary, which repeals the Reasonableness Clause, including a petition submitted by ACRI and 37 other human rights organizations. The document above briefly presents the parties’ central stances. Petitioners’ claims are currently presented (the claims were sometimes solely raised in some of the petitions alone) along with the Attorney General’s position. When the government and Knesset’s responses to the petitions are submitted to the HCJ, we will also update the main points of their positions.
The petitions’ claims are divided into two types: procedural claims that relate to the manner in which the legislative process was carried out; and substantive claims that relate to the amendment’s content and meaning; the authority of the Knesset and the Supreme Court, the relationship between the authorities, rule of law, human rights, and more.
Last Update: 5.9.2023