The Use of International Jurisprudence by Israel’s Supreme Court

Yaël Ronen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter examines the practice of the Israeli Supreme Court in referencing the jurisprudence of international courts and tribunals when interpreting the international law by which Israel is bound. It notes the paucity of such referencing and examines its uses. While international jurisprudence has a limited role in guiding the Court’s own interpretative enterprise, it serves the Court in enhancing the legitimacy of its decisions in the eyes of both domestic and international audiences.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationInternational Courts and Domestic Politics
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781108590396
ISBN (Print)9781108427760
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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