Basic Law - Human Dignity and Liberty Sec 12 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 28.10.10 | 22:49 (IST)

    "12. This Basic Law cannot be varied, suspended or made subject to conditions by emergency regulations; notwithstanding, when a state of emergency exists, by virtue of a declaration under section 9 of the Law and Administration Ordinance, 5708-1948, emergency regulations may be enacted by virtue of said section to deny or restrict rights under this Basic Law, provided the denial or restriction shall be for a proper purpose and for a period and extent no greater than is required." - Israeli Basic Law on Human Dignity and Liberty item 12. That Basic Law may, however, be ignored at will by the Government of Israel. Israel is still a democracy if it's people believe it is a democracy. The deeper problem is a political system that is dominated by poltroons and a basic law which is silly putty in their hands.

    from the article: Has Israel become a third-world country?
    First published 01:54 28.10.10 | Last updated 01:54 28.10.10
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