Israel Law Review
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Isr. Law Rev.|
|Edited by||Nigel S. Rodley, Yuval Shany|
Hebrew University's Minerva Center for Human Rights (Israel)
The Israel Law Review is the oldest Israeli law journal published in English. In Great American Lawyers, an Encyclopaedia, it is referred to as being among "the most prestigious of scholarly journals".
The journal was established in January 1966 by the Israeli Law Review Association, under the auspices of senior members of the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It has been published since 2009 by Hebrew University's Minerva Center for Human Rights. Originally there was consideration given to publishing the journal in French, but the decision was made to publish it in English. It was peer-reviewed from the outset.
When the journal was established, it became the second law review in Israel, the first being Ha-Praklit ("The Attorney"), which was run by the Israeli Bar and published short practical articles in Hebrew.
The journal focuses on Israeli law and on issues relevant to Israeli society. More recently, its focus has been on human rights, public law, and international law. It examines the application of legal norms in conditions of conflict and political uncertainty.
Abstracting and indexing
In 1969, Israeli Supreme Court Justice Haim Cohn published an article in the journal, which was reported on by the Associated Press and picked up widely by newspapers, in which he indicated that Jewish officials sought to save Jesus from Roman execution, but he refused to cooperate.
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