Netanyahu wants the power to abuse human rights unhindered | Opinion

7 days ago Haaretz

Even if we were to agree, for the sake of discussion, that the promotion of human rights in Israeli constitutional law in 1992 was not accomplished through an ideal process, that still would not justify a move intended to eliminate the protection of human rights. It is clear that these moves, which are designed to harm the court’s independence and its ability to exert judicial oversight, were designed to enable the government to violate human rights unhindered. The arguments presented by advocates of the “reform” – who maintain that this move is just as legitimate as the one that passed the 1992 Basic Law – are totally hollow in regard to human rights. They can pass specifically tailored Basic Laws, such as the Basic Law on Entry, Immigration and Status in Israel that Rothman wants to advance. This twisted use of constitutional law renders the concept of "constitutionalism” meaningless.
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