Tulsa Law Review

Volume 47, Number 2 (2013) Symposium: Justice Aharon Barak

Legal Scholarship Symposia

This 47th volume of the Tulsa Law Review prints articles presented at the 2011 Symposium honoring the Work of the Honorable Aharon Barak, His decisions as President of the Supreme Court created an immense impact on Israeli law and the Supreme Court through his championing of a proactive judiciary that has interpreted Israel's Basic Law as its constitution and challenged Knesset laws on that basis. Barak was involved in one of the leading legal issues of the day with his landmark ruling explicitly banning torture during interrogation of terrorism suspects. Legal scholars have praised the practical activism of Israel's Supreme Court for defining the balance between legitimate national security considerations and equally legitimate civil rights in a time of war.

Legal Scholarship Symposia Articles