Former Supreme Court President: Israel’s marriage laws violate basic human rights

30.10.2013                      26.Cheschwan.5774


Former Supreme Court President: Israel's marriage laws violate basic human rights

In forthcoming book, Aharon Barak slams the fact that civil marriage – both same-sex and mixed faith – is not recognized in Israel.

Former Israeli Supreme Court President Aharon Barak has openly condemned Israel's marriage laws as a "violation of basic human rights."
In his forthcoming book "Human Dignity: The Constitutional Right and its Derivatives", Barak discusses Israel's marriage policies, which are determined by religious law and thus, he says, infringe on the rights to human dignity, religious freedom and equality….