Israel's High Court approves Tel Aviv’s kinder, gentler policy on homeless
Protocol introduces decriminalization, due process and common sense in handling city’s street dwellers.
The High Court of Justice has approved a new procedure, drawn up by city officials and Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, that limits the authority of Tel Aviv municipal inspectors to remove homeless people from the public space and to confiscate their belongings. The court had ordered the municipality to draft a new policy in the wake of petition submitted by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. The new...
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