Countering Abusive Constitutionalism?: The Case of the Israeli Supreme Court

Wednesday, February 21, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
(Pacific)
Speaker: 
  • Yaniv Roznai

Speaker: Yaniv Roznai, associate professor and vice-dean, Harry Radzyner Law School; co-director, Rubinstein Center for Constitutional Challenges, Reichman University, Israel 

What can courts do when confronted with executives and legislators prepared to violate basic constitutional norms or seek to undermine democracy through constitutional amendments? Are there situations in which courts need to step in to prevent “abusive constitutionalism”? In this webinar Larry Diamond and Amichai Magen talk with Yaniv Roznai about Israel’s Supreme Court’s dramatic recent decisions.

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Yaniv Roznai is an Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at the Harry Radzyner Law School, and C0-director at the Rubinstein Center for Constitutional Challenges, Reichman University. He holds a PhD and LL.M (Distinction) from The London School of Economics (LSE), and LLB and BA degrees (magna cum laude) in Law and Government from the IDC, Herzliya (now Reichman University). Roznai's scholarship focuses on comparative constitutional law, constitutional theory, legisprudence, and public international law. He is the author of Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments – The Limit of Amendment Powers (Oxford University Press, 2017).
 

Yaniv Roznai

Yaniv Roznai

Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at the Harry Radzyner Law School and Co-director of the Rubinstein Center for Constitutional Challenges, Reichman University
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During the 2024 winter quarter (January-March) FSI's Visiting Fellows in Israel Studies program is hosting a series of webinars exploring various aspects of contemporary Israeli politics, societal and security challenges. Webinars will take place on Wednesdays, 10:00-11:15am PST (20:00-21:15pm, Israel Time). Each webinar will feature a guest speaker from Israel or the U.S. and will include a lecture or moderated conversation with the guest, followed by a Q&A with the audience.