Beinisch ‘had courage, will to strike down laws’

28.02.2012                      05.Adar. 5772

Innenpolitik:

Beinisch ‘had courage, will to strike down laws’

Legal experts laud outgoing court president’s stance on human rights.

After 16 years on the Supreme Court, and nearly six years as its president, Justice Dorit Beinisch will make her final ruling on Tuesday, deciding whether to accept or reject three petitions filed by civil rights activists against a allegedly discriminatory national insurance law.
While Beinisch has attracted loud criticism – and plaudits – for her judicial record, according to Prof. Barak Medina, dean of law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Beinisch’s main contribution to the court has been to provide “strong protection to human rights”….