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HCJFH 063/15 - HaMoked Center for the Defence of the Individual et al. v. Minister of Defense et al. Applicants' Request to Submit an Authority
Court Documents | 360/15 | 11.5.2015
Request to submit an authority which has bearing on the motion for a further hearing in the public petition against the policy of punitive house demolition, submitted by HaMoked and a line of human rights organizations. The authority, written in 1968 by then Israeli foreign ministry's legal advisor, Prof. Theodor Meron, concludes, inter alia, that use of Regulation 119 of the Defense (Emergency) Regulations contradicts international law. HaMoked maintains that the authority supports its position that this is a difficult issue which warrants a hearing before an expanded panel.
In a legal opinion from 1968, then legal advisor of the Israeli foreign ministry determines that punitive demolition of houses in the OPT contradicts international law: HaMoked and other human rights organizations request the court to hold a further, expanded hearing in the general petition recently rejected
The HCJ dismissed the motion for further hearing before an expanded panel in the public petition against punitive home demolitions: Court President Naor ruled that “this petition, at the time it was filed, was not the optimal vehicle for the applicants’ arguments…” (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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