Live broadcast from the ceremony at the inauguration ceremony of the Safed Magistrate's Court
Supreme Court President Esther Hayut sent a message to Justice Minister Yariv Levin on Wednesday, claiming that "justice does not reside in the building itself, but in people who act in it in public service." She made these remarks at the inauguration ceremony of a new building of the Safed Magistrate's Court, attended by the Minister of Justice and the Chairman of the Israeli Bar Association.
"The inauguration of the new permanent building here in Safed, precisely on such a date, has some symbolism and reminds us of an important insight that we as judges must always treasure – justice does not reside in the building itself, but in the people who work in it day by day, hour by hour in the service of the public," Hayut said.
"Justice does not reside in the building itself but in people", animals/screenshot, none
At the same time, tomorrow 11 High Court justices will convene at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the question of whether the amendment to the Basic Law of the Government known as the "Accrual Law" will come into effect from the next Knesset or will already apply from the current one.
The incapacitation law was passed by the Knesset last March. This is in order to enable Prime Minister Netanyahu to "circumvent" the conflict of interest arrangement that applies to him without becoming incapacitated for violating it. The new law replaces the old law, which states that the prime minister will become incapacitated only in cases of physical and mental incapacity. The new law stipulates that the prime minister will become incapacitated only under conditions of physical or mental incapacity, and only upon notice that the prime minister himself will give or that the government will give – which requires a special majority in the Knesset as well. Thus, control over the expenditure for accumulations will be handed over to the Prime Minister himself or to the government itself.
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