Contest of most basic citizen?s right canceling his citizenship. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • H.H.M
    • 18.10.07 | 11:46 (IST)

    A bill which enables a governmental institution to devoid a citizen of his basic right the citizenship and actually declares therewith a person without any rights anywhere and whatsoever maybe worst than a verdict of death. The proposed way of secret session of some juridical body goes back to the darkest of the Middle Ages and it is completely unacceptable. ? If one feels the need of such type of inhuman legal declaration at least it should have a number of safeguard built in like some verdict by a normal ? regular court of district court level recommending such a possibility in order to be brought before the High Court in its full members sessions and in the presence of the accused; the High Court decision in such a case must be unanimously by all High Court judges, still leaving open the way for the President to use his power of clemency.

    from the article: Bill to revoke citizenship for suspected traitors passes first reading
    First published 00:00 18.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.10.07
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