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Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 16:19 IST

Israel Supreme Court strikes down Netanyahu govt's controversial judicial reform

On Monday, the Israel Supreme Court struck down a law passed by the Benjamin Netanyahu govt that would limited the scope of judicial oversight in lawmaking.

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The judicial reforms proposed by the Benjamin Netanyahu government sparked mass protests in Israel.
The judicial reforms proposed by the Benjamin Netanyahu government sparked mass protests in Israel. | Image:AP
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JERUSALEM: On Monday, the Israeli Supreme Court struck down one part of the controversial judicial reforms pushed by the Benjamin Netanyahu government. The reforms had sparked mass protests in the nation when first proposed by the Netanyahu government as they were seen as infringing on the independence and oversight capability of the judiciary. Eight of the 15 Supreme Court judges ruled on Monday against a law overturning the ‘reasonableness’ clause that allows the court to nullify any government decisions that it deems as unconstitutional. 

According to a report by Reuters, even as Opposition lawmakers welcome this decision by the apex court of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party has deemed the decision as ‘unfortunate’ and said that it opposed "the will of the people for unity, especially during wartime". 

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Published January 2nd, 2024 at 00:42 IST

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