The Court Presumes: HCJ 5553/09 Public Committee Against Torture in Israel v. Prime Minister of Israel (Judgment of April 26, 2010)

In a High Court petition filed in 2009, the Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI), sought a complete ban on the use of the use of restraints as an interrogation method during Israel security Agency (ISA) interrogations; a ban on restraining in positions that cause humiliation, pain or suffering – with specific reference to several such positions, and publication of clear directives for restraining measures that do not cause pain or suffering.[1]


The Application of the Absentee Property Law in East Jerusalem: CA 54/82 Levy v. ‘Afaneh (Judgment of February 19, 1986)

The Absentee Property Law, passed in 1950, is a pivotal statute in a series of legislative pieces that allowed Israel to take over the property of Palestinians who were expelled or fled during the war of 1948. It is a draconian law which severely interferes with the private property of persons deemed “absentees”.