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Gavison, Ruth (1945- ), Haim H. Cohn Professor of Human Rights Law at Hebrew University Law Faculty. Born in Jerusalem. Received an LLB (cum laude) in 1969, LLM (summa cum laude) in 1971, and BA in economics and philosophy (1970), all from Hebrew ...

Ruth Gavison Division for Development and Public Relations
Haim Cohn Chair in Human Rights - Report of May 2005
Haim Cohn Chair in Human Rights - Report of May 2005

Bi annual report of the activities of the Haim Cohn Chaor of Human Rights, 2003-2005

The EMET Prize Prime Minister
Haim Cohn Chair in Human Rights - Report of May 2001 Ruth Gavison Division for Development and Public Relations
Haim Cohn Chair in Human Rights - Report of May 1999 Ruth Gavison Division for Development and Public Relations
Ruth Gavison* 21. Israel Law Review, pp. 333-357 (1986)
Custom in the Enforcement of the Law: the Power of the Attorney-General
Custom in the Enforcement of the Law: the Power of the Attorney-General

This article is a synopsis of a monograph which will be published shortly (in Hebrew) by the Harry Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law. I dedicate it to Professor Tedeschi because he was the one who triggered it ten years...

Ruth Gavison Israeli Reports To the 10th Intl. Congress of Comp. Law
The Minimal Area of Privacy - Israel
The Minimal Area of Privacy - Israel

A Reprint From "Israeli Reports To the 10th Intl. Congress of Comp. Law": "The definition of "privacy" is notoriously elusive.1 The difficulties stem from various sources, and may be found on many levels. The usage of the term is loose, and its bo...

Holmes' Heritage: Living Greatly in the Law Boston University Law Review
Feminism and the Public/Private Distinction Ruth Gavison Stanford Law Review, 45 Stan. L. Rev. 1
Legal Theory and the Role of Rules Ruth Gavison Harvard J. Law and Public Policy
Privacy Ruth Gavison The New Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Privacy and the Limits of Law Ruth Gavison The Yale Law Journal, Volume 89, Number 3
Ruth Gavison** 151 I.Y.H.R 113-154(1985)
The controversy over Israel's Bill of Rights*
The controversy over Israel's Bill of Rights*

Israel is among the few countries in the world that do not have a formal, written Constitution or an entrenched Bill of Rights. The question of whether Israel should have an entrenched Bill of Rights has always been shrouded in controversy, center...

Ruth Gavison and more Yale Israel Journal
Roundtable: Constitutionalism in Israel
Roundtable: Constitutionalism in Israel

Featuring: Ruth Gavison, Alon Harel, Ron Harris, Orit Kamir, Claude Klein, Barak Medina, Frances Raday and Edna Ullmann-Margalit. Participants in the roundtable responded to the following questions:

Legislatures and the Quest for a Constitution: The Case of Israel

"Israel is a country where constitutional debates center not on the questions whether it should have a constitution and what should be in it but on whether it has one. This undesirable and anomalous situation results from the fact that constitutio...

Civic equality does not mean freedom of immigration

Professor Ze'ev Sternhell recently launched a scathing attack on both the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order), which restricts immigration to Israel by residents of the Palestinian territories even if they have Israeli spouses,...

The Israeli Constitutional Process: Legislative Ambivalence and Judicial Resolute Drive Ruth Gavison Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory, Hebrew University
The Israeli Constitutional Process: Legislative Ambivalence and Judicial Resolute Drive Ruth Gavison Center for the Study of Rationality, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hamilton, Madison and Jay in Jerusalem Peter Berkowitz The Weekly Standard, Volume 8, Issue 12
Israel Ponders Constitution With Head Throbbing DEBORAH SONTAG The New York Times
Denied A Divorce Yair Sheleg picorob.com
One people, multiple views Peggy Cidor The Jerusalem Post
Israel Makes It Harder for Non-Jews to Become Citizens Yitzhak Laor The Palestine Chronicle
Implications of Seeing Israel as a Jewish (and Democratic) State Ruth Gavison Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory, Hebrew University
Who's afraid of judicial reform?

The struggle between the Supreme Court and Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann seems to have entered a new phase. Not only do we hear Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch lash out against the minister, but her predecessor as chief justice, Aharon Barak, has...

Days of Worship and Days of Rest

Regulating days of rest by choosing as the shared day of rest the day identified as day of rest and worship by the hegemonic religion is not a matter of religious coercion and is not even a matter of human rights. The issue should be decided by th...

Center Court Evelyn Gordon Azure 12
The Role of Courts in Rifted Democracies Ruth Gavison Israel Law Review 33
Neve Shalom/Wahat-el-Salam2: A Case Study of an Arab-Jewish School in Israel Ruth Gavison Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory, Hebrew University
The Significance of Israel in Modern Jewish Identities Ruth Gavison Contemporary Jewries: Convergence and Divergence
Matthew Wagner The Jerusalem Post
Religious Affairs: Matza brawl
Haredim riot in Jerusalem's Mea She'arim neighborhood [file].    Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski

On Pessah eve, Jerusalem's haredi mayor, Uri Lupoliansky, sent out letters to food vendors throughout the capital, including those who regularly sell non-kosher food, urging them not to sell hametz (unleavened products).

ELIEZER YAARI Middle East Times
OP-ED: The right of the bond
OP-ED: The right of the bond

In her article "The right and the return" (Ha'aretz, Oct. 3), Ruth Gavison discusses what is again becoming the watershed in the interrupted dialogue between the Palestinians and Israel. At issue are historical rights, and in this case Israel's un...

Analysis: Supreme Court appointments are first crucial test of Friedmann-Beinisch ties

Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann and Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch reportedly did not discuss the list of candidates to fill the five vacancies on the 15-person court during their two-hour meeting on Tuesday.

Ruth Gavison UCLA International Institute
Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State
Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State

In a region dominated by Arab dictatorships hostile to its existence, what chance does Israel have to preserve anything recognizable as democracy toward its large Arab minority? Hebrew University Professor Ruth Gavison expressed a cautious optimis...

The Relevance of Israel to Modern Judaism Ruth Gavison Hebrew University
One on One with Ruth Gavison: Preserving identity, promoting pluralism

That the focus of and condition for the interview with Ruth Gavison is to be her recently established NGO, "Metzilah," feels, at first, problematic. How, I wonder, will I be able to contain my curiosity about certain controversies surrounding this...


Livni’s Rise Sparks Debate on Whether Orthodox Would Back a Woman

Haifa, Israel - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert managed to hang on to power by his nails last week, after persuading the Labor Party to drop a bill to dissolve parliament just hours before the scheduled vote.

Court rejects woman's second IDF exemption plea

Laura Milo, the 20-year-old woman who refuses to serve in the army because of her opposition to Israel's presence in the West Bank and Gaza, returned to serve a 14-day jail sentence two weeks after the High Court of Justice rejected her petition t...

The Death of Liberal Zionism in America? Jerry Haber The Magnes Zionist
A gay kid? No problem Shahar Ilan Haaretz
Contemporary confession Jie Chen Thesis Matrix
The Tide Turns Jonathan Rosenblum Jewish Media Resources
Israel's Media Watch - The Search for Justice Daniel Doron The Jerusalem Post
Privacy: Building Block or Barrier on the Internet? Elizabeth A Williams Internet Society (ISOC)
Ruth Gavison The Forward
Bridging the Post-Gaza Divide
Emanuel (L), an opponent of Israel's disengagement plan from Gaza, embraces a policeman after the rooftop of the synagogue was secured in the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom in Gush Katif settlements bloc, Gaza Strip, August 18, 2005.

Now that Israel has completed its evacuation of settlements in Gaza and the northern West Bank, many uncertainties that plagued us for the past several months have been resolved. The Israeli government showed that it could successfully implement i...

War and the Rule of (International) Law in the 21st century – Lessons from Israel

The text is a short article prepared as the basis for a lecture by Gavison at Aipacmeeting on the 22th of May 2005. The attached file contains the main points of the lecture.

Yuval Yoaz Haaretz
Ruthie's agenda
Ruthie's agenda

Ruth Gavison's fiery temperament is known far and wide. In academic circles there are some who describe it as "the dictionary definition of the total opposite of a judge's temperament." "She is a very unpleasant person," says a veteran attorney.

Ruth Gavison Adaptation of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: Tensions and Prospects, Van Leer and Hakibutz
Foreword
Foreword

This book’s origins lie in three lectures delivered in Jerusalem in June 1996, just after the elections that brought Benjamin Netanyahu to power, a bare half year after the traumatic assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. The issues discussed in this boo...

Acknowledgements Ruth Gavison Can Israel be Both Jewish and Democratic? Or: Israel between Jewishness and Democracy
Chapter I: Compatibility and Justifiability, in Principle, of a Jewish and Democratic State Ruth Gavison Adaptation of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: Tensions and Prospects, Van Leer and Hakibutz
Chapter II: Some Central Arrangements Ruth Gavison Adaptation of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: Tensions and Prospects, Van Leer and Hakibutz
Chapter III: Challenges and Directions Ruth Gavison Adaptation of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: Tensions and Prospects, Van Leer and Hakibutz
Chapter IV: A Jewish and Democratic State: An Interim Balance Ruth Gavison Adaptation of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: Tensions and Prospects, Van Leer and Hakibutz

Regina Thomas didn't win her long-shot race against Congress' most Bush-supporting Democrat. Nor was it close. As I write this, the Georgia Secretary of State's site shows Regina with 24% and Barrow with 76%-- exactly what Blue America's pollster ...

By Ari Shavit http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/who-will-be-israel-s-nick-clegg-1.288561
Who will be Israel's Nick Clegg?
Leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg

To get itself out of trouble, Israel urgently needs people like Shlomo Yanai, Shlomo Dovrat, Shlomo Nehama, Shlomo Ben-Ami, Ruth Gavison and Uriel Reichman. These people will not go into politics unless it is brought to them. So the first test fac...

Barak, Friedmann at war in Hebrew press Dan Izenberg The Jerusalem Post
Rattling the cage: Keep Beinish's court supreme Larry Derfner The Jerusalem Post
Human Rights, Human Wrongs Steve Kramer Infoisrael.net