Applicability of Basic Law: Human Dignity and Freedom in the West Bank

Yaël Ronen*

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Abstract

This article examines the applicability of Israel's Basic Law: Human Dignity and Freedom in the West Bank in light of international law, in theory and practice. The first part of the article concerns the need for such applicability in light of alternative domestic and international legal regimes. The article then explores three bases for the extraterritorial application of the law, and examines relevant practice. Finally, the article addresses the consequences of the extraterritorial applicability of the Basic Law for Israel's compliance with its obligations under the law of occupation. It argues that the application of the Basic Law extraterritorially in the West Bank may result in violation of Israel's obligations under the law of occupation.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)135-165
Number of pages31
JournalIsrael Law Review
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Basic Law
  • High Court of Justice (HCJ)
  • extraterritorial application
  • human rights
  • occupation
  • settlers

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