‘Hebrew Law bill’ would create body to advise judges on Jewish precedents

New legislation seeks to encourage judges to use their right by law to refer to Jewish law in their decisions, by translating Jewish civil law into a modern context.

The bill is one Knesset Law, Constitution and Justice Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky (Bayit Yehudi) proposed last fall, but did not go to any votes, amid disagreements within the coalition.

Slomiansky changed the new proposal so that it does not require judges to refer to Jewish civil law before international precedents, which was a something the bill’s opponents found problematic.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Hebrew-Law-bill-would-create-body-to-advise-judges-on-Jewish-precedents-445833

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