Studies in Israel Legislative Problems...

An impressive collection of thoughts on major legal problems facing Israel, a country where the law is at a transitional stage and in the process of continous growth.

F O R E W O R D Jurists have a natural tendency to concentrate on positive law. The practising lawyer has to solve, according to prevailing law, the daily problems which face him in his profession. The academics regard it as their duty to come to his assistance in this task. Thus it is only at unfrequent intervals that they find the leisure to devote themselves to problems de lege ferenda. Such a state of affairs also prevails in a country such as Israel where the law is at a transitional stage and in the process of continuous change. This Institute, however, would be failing in one of its main purposes, were it not to encourage the investigation of problems of legislative policy and to endeavour to assist the Israel legislator in the crystallisation of such a policy. Hence, among other initiatives, the present volume. The editors have not considered it their task to adopt any definite view of their own — or even a common outlook among themselves — with regard to the questions treated in this volume, nor to insure that any such view be presented to the reader. They have left the contributors entirely free to express their respective inclinations. The reader will discover the variety of approaches. The editor designs are to bring forward fundamental questions in different branches of law, and, at the same moment, to present the various opinions of the contributors. We wish to express our sincere thanks to Dr I. Englard for his valuable help in connection with the editing and printing of this volume. We are happy that this volume appears in the series of  Scripta Hierosolymitana of the Hebrew University, since, as the old adage has it, ... Scripta manent. The Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Jerusalem The Editors Chapter Home  | TOC

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