Emunah petitions High Court against transfer of rabbinical courts

The rights of women in all matters pertaining to marriage and divorce will be threatened if, as expected, authority over the rabbinical courts network is transferred on Sunday from the Justice Ministry to the Ministry of Religious Services, the women’s rights group Emunah said Thursday.

In light of this concern, Emunah submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice on Thursday calling on the court to halt the transfer of power, describing it as an attempt to politicize the rabbinical courts system.

The transfer of powers was agreed upon in the coalition deal between Likud and Shas, but the implementation of the move also includes a clause that would further damage the influence of liberally inclined women’s rights groups over the rabbinical courts.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Emunah-petitions-High-Court-against-transfer-of-rabbinical-courts-407899

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