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Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer is Vice President of Research at IDI, where he heads the Constitutional Principles, National Security and Democracy, and Arab-Jewish Relations projects. He is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Law Faculty at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Projects: Reform of the Judiciary, Democratic Principles, National Security and Democracy, Proportionality in Public Policy, Liberal Democracies Facing Asymmetric Conflicts, Arab-Jewish Relations, The Seventh Eye Journal

Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer is Vice President of Research at IDI, where he has been a Senior Fellow since 1994 and currently heads the following projects: Democratic Principles, National Security and Democracy, Arab-Jewish Relations, and Proportionality in Public Policy. He is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law and was Dean of the Faculty in 1990–1993.

Born in Fürth, Germany, Prof. Kremnitzer studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, from which he received his PhD in 1980. During 1970–1977 he served in the Israel Defense Forces, inter alia as Deputy Chief Prosecutor and as a military judge.

Prof. Kremnitzer has advised the governments of Canada, Hungary, Finland, and Thailand on reform in criminal and public law. He has been a visiting Professor at Tulane University in the US, the Central European University in Budapest, McGill University in Montreal, and Zurich University in Switzerland. In addition, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany and conducted research at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin.

Prof. Kremnitzer has served as chairman of many public committees, including a committee on the use of force by the police that was established by the Police Minister (1994); a committee on Education Towards Good Citizenship that was appointed by the Education Minister (1996); a committee appointed by the Finance Minister and the Justice Minister to examine methods to deal with offences and misconduct of public employees (1998); and a committee to reform the Homicide Law (2011). He is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany.

Prof. Kremnitzer served as chairperson of the Israeli Association of Public Law (2002–2004), as President of the Israeli Press Council (2000–2003), and as the academic head of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University (2001–2003). In November 2012, he was elected to the board of Governors of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) of the United Nations.

Prof. Kremnitzer has published extensively in the fields of criminal, military, and public law. His books deal with judicial activism; the offence of sedition, libel, official secrets, revocation of citizenship, disqualification of parties and lists, targeted killings, offences against the state, the offence of breach of trust, administrative detention, and Israel's Basic Law: The Army. He also co-authored a proposal for a new general part of Israel's penal code, which has been adopted by the Knesset.

Among his awards, Prof. Kremnitzer was awarded The Humboldt Research Award for outstanding achievements in research and teaching in 2009, when he also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lucerne. In 2010, he was appointed an honorary Fellow by The Open University.

In November 2012, Prof. Kremnitzer was awarded a five-year European Research Council grant for a project entitled Proportionality in Public Policy: Towards a Better Balance between Interests and Rights in Decision-Making.

In December 2013, Prof. Kremnitzer began to serve as a member of a sub-committee of the Council for Higher Education's Committee for Planning and Budgeting, which has been tasked with examining extra-budgetary programs at government-funded institutions of higher education. In September 2013, he began serving as the representative of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in the Ministry of Public Security's working group on measures of personal safety.

 

1989 - The Pinchas Rozen Award for Legal Research 
1999 - The "Knight of Quality Government" of the Movement for Quality Government in Israel 
1999 - The honor of lighting a torch at the ceremony opening Israeli Independence Day at Mount Herzl 
2003 - The Zeltner Prize for Excellence in Research
2009 - The Humboldt Research Award 
2009 - The "Ometz Award" given by Citizens for Good Governance and Social Justice 
2009 - Honorary doctorate from the University of Lucerne
2010 - Honorary Fellow, The Open University

  • Democracy, the Laws of War, and Minority Rights in the Writings of Natan Alterman

    Year: 2013
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Yael Avrech

    Is a nationalist worldview compatible with democratic values? This Hebrew booklet presents excerpts from Alterman's writings as both a poet and a columnist as a means of exploring his approach to democracy.

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  • Combating Discrimination against Arabs in the Israeli Workforce

    Policy Paper No. 97

    Year: 2013
    Author: Adv. Talya Steiner
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    Why is employment discrimination against Arabs so common in Israel? How can it be addressed? This policy paper recommends institutional and policy changes that will address nationality-based discrimination more effectively and increase Arab participation in the workforce in Israel.

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  • Ze'ev Jabotinsky on Democracy, Equality, and Individual Rights

    Year: 2013
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Adv. Amir Fuchs

    A booklet on the philosophy of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, a Jewish nationalist committed to national security and the Land of Israel who was also an avowed liberal democrat and staunch devotee of equality.

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  • A Proposal for Integrating the Ultra-Orthodox into the IDF

    “Shall your brethren go to war, and shall you sit here?” (Numbers 32:6)

    Year: 2013
    Author: Prof. Avi Ben-Bassat, Prof. Momi Dahan, Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    A proposal for integrating the Haredi community into the Israeli military and the economy by Professors Avi Ben Bassat, Momi Dahan, and Mordechai Kremnitzer. (English abstract plus full Hebrew proposal.)

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  • Regulation of Lobbying in Israel

    Year: 2013
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Mr. Assaf Shapira, Hanan Cidor

    A proposal for the regulation of lobbying in Israel prepared at the request of the Knesset by an IDI research team headed by IDI Vice President Mordechai Kremnitzer and researchers Hanan Cidor and Assaf Shapira.

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  • Inside the Box

    Embedded Branding in Israeli Commercial Television

    Year: 2012
    Author: Anat Balint
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    Although Israeli television channels ostensibly separate programming from commercials, Israeli television viewers are exposed to overt and covert commercial messages almost continuously, from the moment they turn on the TV. This phenomenon of "embedded advertising," which has emerged in Israeli commercial television over the past decade, is part of a global trend toward increased commercialization of media content, and is the subject of this study by Anat Balint.

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  • Menachem Begin on Democracy and Constitutional Values

    Year: 2012
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Adv. Amir Fuchs

    Although some in Israel hold nationalism and liberalism to be mutually exclusive, former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin was both a proud nationalist and an unwavering guardian of liberal principles. As the Jewish world commemorates the 20th anniversary of Begin's death, IDI is pleased to present "Menachem Begin on Democracy and Constitutional Values," a booklet by IDI Vice President Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer and Attorney Amir Fuchs, which was originally published in Hebrew on the eve of Yom Kippur, 2011.

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  • Safeguarding Justice

    Reforms in the Judiciary and the Prosecution

    Year: 2011
    Author: Adv. Dr. Guy Lurie
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    This policy paper examines the principles that underlie the work of the Israeli judicial branch and the State Attorney's Office. It suggests systemic reforms designed to improve the function of these two authorities and to restore the public’s trust in them. The proposed reforms are based on maximal preservation of the independence of these institutions and of the principles that enable them to establish justice in the Israel.

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  • A Reexamination of Administrative Detention in a Jewish and Democratic State

    Year: 2011
    Author: Elad Gil
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    This English policy paper discusses the effectiveness of the policy of administrative detention used by Israel in its fight against terror. It also examines the legal basis of administrative detention, in both Israeli and international law. It is an excerpt from the Hebrew book Exceptional Measures in the Struggle Against Terrorism.

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  • The Events of October 2000

    Was the Principle of Equality Before the Law Upheld?

    Year: 2011
    Author: Adv. Lina Saba-Habesch
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    Thirteen Arab Israeli demonstrators were killed in October 2000. The conduct of the Police Investigations Unit and State Attorney in the aftermath of these events forms the basis of this policy paper. Why was a criminal investigation not undertaken immediately following the event that led to the deaths of the demonstrators? Could an investigation conducted three years after the event be effective?

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  • Issues in Verbal Sexual Harassment

    Year: 2011
    Editor: Liat Levanon
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    At the center of the social and legal discourse on verbal sexual harassment is the tension between criminalizing harassing speech, basic principles of criminal law, and the constitutional protection of freedom of expression. Are the prohibitions against verbal sexual harassment not enforced because of the legal system’s conservatism or does the lack of enforcement come from the absence of sufficient legal justification for these prohibitions? This collection of essays addresses these issues.

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  • Human Dignity in German Law

    Year: 2010
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Michal Kramer

    Human dignity is a central constitutional value in Israeli law and is anchored in Israel’s Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty. Yet, despite the importance attributed to it, several questions remain regarding the constitutional protection conferred by this value. This book surveys the German legal system, and discusses relevant German case rulings and literature. The authors propose that these serve as a source of inspiration for the appropriate interpretation of the value of human dignity in Israeli law.

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  • Exceptional Measures in the Struggle Against Terrorism

    Year: 2010
    Author: Elad Gil, Yogev Tuval, Inbar Levy
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Prof. Yuval Shany

    This book discusses three administrative measures that the State of Israel employs in its war against terror—administrative detention, home demolition, and deportation and assigned residence—and explores whether the use of these exceptional measures can be justified under Israeli law and international law.

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  • The State Comptroller: A Critical Look

    Year: 2009
    Author: Michal Tamir
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    The institute of the State Comptroller arouses debate in Israel as to the precise boundaries of the office's authority and its proper fields of inquiry. This policy paper examines the issue, looks at models around the world, and recommends distinguishing between the Comptroller's oversight of efficiency and the Attorney General's purview of determining legality.

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  • Conflict of Interests in the Public Sphere:

    Law, Culture, Ethics, Politics

    Year: 2009
    Editor: Daphne Barak-Erez, Doron Navot, Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    Situations in which public officials and civil servants are influenced by conflicts of interests often draw public attention, and in some cases reach the courts. This book focuses on conflicts of interest that impact a civil servant’s abilities to fulfill his duties, as well as those contained in the broader public sphere, such as within positions filled by lawyers and judges. It addresses legal, conceptual, ethical, and cultural angles of conflict in this realm.

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  • Fraud and Breach of Trust

    A Critical Examination and Recommendations for Improving Legislation

    Year: 2008
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Doron Navot, Nava Ben-Or, Adv. Amir Fuchs, Guy Wertheim
    Editor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Doron Navot, Nava Ben-Or, Adv. Amir Fuchs, Guy Wertheim

    The aim of this book is to ascertain the most effective and just application of criminal law to fight against breaches of trust by public servants. The two central questions that have guided us are: First, should the offense of fraud and breach of trust be a general offense, as it is today, or a specific offense that describes a particular behavior, such as a conflict of interest and receipt of a benefit? And, second, in which cases should this offense be applied?

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  • Fraud and Breach of Trust

    A Critical Examination and Recommendations for Improving Legislation

    Year: 2008
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Doron Navot, Nava Ben-Or, Adv. Amir Fuchs, Guy Wertheim
    Editor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Doron Navot, Nava Ben-Or, Adv. Amir Fuchs, Guy Wertheim

    The aim of this book is to ascertain the most effective and just application of criminal law to fight against breaches of trust by public servants. The two central questions that have guided us are: First, should the offense of fraud and breach of trust be a general offense, as it is today, or a specific offense that describes a particular behavior, such as a conflict of interest and receipt of a benefit? And, second, in which cases should this offense be applied?

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  • Information Wants to Be Free

    Implementing the Freedom of Information Act in Israel

    Year: 2008
    Author: Yonatan Arbel, Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    A policy paper that explores Israel’s Freedom of Information Act from a theoretical, doctrinaire, comparative, practical and empirical perspective in order to provide a complete and thorough understanding of the impact of the Act, its modes of implementation, and the difficulties (and successes) that it has encountered.

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  • An Israeli, Even Though He Has Sinned, Is Still an Israeli?

    Revoking Citizenship on Grounds of Disloyalty

    Year: 2008
    Author: Efrat Rahaf
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    A policy paper that discusses the idea of citizenship from a conceptual and legal perspective and examines the various democratic and non-democratic attitudes toward revoking citizenship on the grounds of disloyalty.

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  • Offenses Against the State

    Year: 2008
    Author: Ghanayim Khalid, Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    A comprehensive proposal for developing a single, comprehensive law that would comply with the norms in developed democracies and protect Israel’s democratic system through the use of criminal statutes.

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  • Freedom of Expression

    Justifications and Restrictions

    Year: 2008
    Author: Re’em Segev
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    “Freedom of expression” is a common concept in the public discourse of many nations, including Israel. Nevertheless, it is a complex notion that reflects various considerations and raises many questions related to their content and interaction. This book examines central aspects of the idea of freedom of expression.

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  • Political Corruption

    A History of a Controversial Concept

    Year: 2008
    Author: Doron Navot
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    This study on political corruption, the first of its kind in Israel, is based on dozens of interviews and court rulings, and utilizes hundreds of press excerpts, State Comptroller reports, surveys, and a broad range of secondary materials. In the three sections of his book, Doron Navot discusses this study and explains the meaning and development of political corruption. In addition, he provides an overview of the changes that have taken place in the scope and scale of corruption in Israel, and concludes by making concrete recommendations for reducing corruption.

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  • Weighing Values and Balancing Interests

    Year: 2008
    Author: Re’em Segev
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    A philosophical-legal discussion of the theoretical and institutional questions prompted by the need to decide between conflicting moral and ethical values.

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  • Collateral Damage

    The Harming of Innocents in the War Against Terror

    Year: 2007
    Author: David Enoch, Iddo Porat, Re’em Segev, Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    What is the law regarding harm caused to civilians as part of a strike against a military objective that is a permissible target if the action is carried out, not with the intent to harm civilians, but with the awareness that such an outcome is possible, even highly probable? In this book, this question is explored from an ethical perspective by three legal theoreticians: Prof. David Enoch and Dr. Re'em Segev, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Dr. Iddo Porat, of the Ramat Gan Law School.

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  • Are All Actions Acceptable in the Face of Terror?

    Israel's Policy of Preventative (Targeted) Killing in Judea, Samaria and Gaza

    Year: 2005
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    The wave of terrorism of the second intifada required the Israeli government to take exceptional measures. One of them, which became a policy, is called “targeted killings.” Can international law provide clear criteria for applying the test of proportionality to such difficult questions as the security fence, targeted killings and extensive military operations? This policy paper investigates this question, and more.

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  • Disqualification of Lists

    Year: 2005
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    The right to vote and to be voted for are central tenants of democracy. How is it possible to balance between the right to be voted into parliament and society’s right to protect itself from existing and potential dangers? This paper investigates the development of Israeli law on disqualifying party lists in general elections, and makes recommendations for change and improvement.

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  • Unlawful Combatants or Unlawful Legislation?

    On the Unlawful Combatants Law 2002

    Year: 2005
    Author: Hilly Moodrik Even-Khen
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    Is the Unlawful Combatants Law consistent with the limitations of Israel’s Basic Laws and the principles of international law? This policy paper studies this issue and offers recommendations for adapting the law to the demands of the two legal requirements.

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  • Religion and the High Court of Justice (Part 2)

    Image and Reality

    Year: 2005
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Margit Cohn, Eli Linder

    This paper offers a three-dimensional model for assessing circumstances in which the Court’s actions in matters of religion and state can be considered judicial activism.

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  • Official Secrets

    A Proposal for Amending the Penal Prohibition

    Year: 2005
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Efrat Rahaf

    This position paper aims to investigate the Israeli penal prohibition against disclosure of official information in breach of a public servant's duty to secrecy. The contention of this paper is that the prohibition is untenable in a democratic country, because it limits more than necessary the public servant's freedom of speech and contradicts the public interest to maximize transparency of government's functioning and accountability of officials.

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  • Pornography: Morality, Freedom, Equality

    Proposal for Amending the Prohibition Against Publishing and Presenting Obscenity and Related Offenses

    Year: 2003
    Author: Ram Rivlin
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    A position paper that explores the question of whether there is room for government intervention in the creation, distribution or consumption of pornographic publications in a democratic state that honors the rights and freedoms of its citizens, and if so – how?

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  • Religion and the High Court of Justice (Part 1)

    Image and Reality

    Year: 2003
    Author: Margit Cohn, Eli Linder, Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    This position paper is the first in a series of publications examining the role of the Supreme Court in Israel's legal and public spheres. This paper offers a survey of Israeli High Court of Justice rulings on matters of religion and state, in light of public criticism of the Court's over-involvement in deciding issues of political significance.

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  • Religious Feelings, Freedom of Expression and Criminal Law

    Year: 2003
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Shachar Goldman, Eran Tamir

    Article 173 of the Penal Law imposes a prohibition against offending religious sensibilities through speech. Is this prohibition – in its present form and from a theoretical standpoint – appropriate and justified?

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  • Defending Freedom of Speech in a Democracy

    Year: 2003
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Adv. Amir Fuchs

    Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of any democracy. This volume presents the proceedings of an IDI seminar on restrictions on free speech under Israeli law.

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  • Incitement, Not Sedition

    English Policy Paper No. 3

    Year: 2002
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Khalid Ghanayim

    This policy paper examines the offense of “sedition,” as formulated in 1997. It presents the flaws and shortcomings of the legal definition of “sedition,” and offers suggestions for a reexamination of the offense of “incitement.”

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  • Sub Judice

    Freedom of Expression in Matters under Adjudication

    Year: 2001
    Author: Re’em Segev
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    An analysis of the justification for restricting freedom of expression so as to ensure that legal proceedings are sound and untainted.

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  • Freedom of Expression against Governmental Authorities

    A Proposal to Abolish the Prohibitions on Expressions Detrimental to Public Trust in Judges and Government Officials

    Year: 2001
    Author: Re'em Segev
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    This book offers an examination of the justification for restrictions imposed by the Israeli government, its institutions, and government officials on freedom of expression in order to protect their standing in the eyes of the public.

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  • Affirmative Action in Israel

    Defining the Policy and Legislative Recommendations

    Year: 2000
    Author: Hilly Moodrik Even-Khen
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Prof. David Nachmias

    Is it appropriate to adopt an affirmative action policy regarding groups that have suffered from systematic discrimination? If so, how can such a policy be executed in an appropriate manner? This paper aims to solidify a stance on this matter and its application to the State of Israel.

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  • The (Emergency) Defense Regulations, 1945

    Year: 1999
    Author: Michal Tzur
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    This policy paper discusses the (Emergency) Defense Regulations from the British Mandatory period, which have been part of Israel's book of laws since the founding of the State but are inconsistent with the values of human rights that are customary in Western democracies. The study points out problems with these regulations and proposes solutions and changes where possible.

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  • The Proposed Reform of the Court System

    Advantages vs. Dangers

    Year: 1999
    Author: Shachar Goldman
    Supervisor: Prof. Ruth Gavison, Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    This position paper proposes steps for carrying out comprehensive reform in Israel's court system, with an emphasis on addressing the issue of court overload. Its point of departure is the conclusions of the Or Committee and the laws proposed in conjunction with it and in its wake.

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  • Freedom of Occupation

    When Should the Government Regulate Entry into Professions?

    Year: 1998
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Shachar Goldman, Omri Ben-Shachar

    This policy paper examines the grounds for regulating admission to professions: Should the state legislate licensing procedures for engaging in a particular occupation? What characteristics would determine the type of professions requiring such regulation?

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  • Incitement, Not Sedition

    Policy Paper No. 7

    Year: 1997
    Author: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Khalid Ghanayim

    This policy paper examines the offense of “sedition,” as formulated in 1997. It presents the flaws and shortcomings of the legal definition of “sedition,” and offers suggestions for a reexamination of the offense of “incitement.”

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  • The General Security Services Bill

    A Comparative Study

    Year: 1997
    Author: Ariel Zimmerman
    Supervisor: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer

    This policy paper offers a critical analysis of the General Security Services Bill in light of the importance of the activities of the GSS. It considers the role and purpose of the GSS, ministerial responsibility, special interrogation powers, oversight of orders, and the GSS comptroller.

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Books in English

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with K. Ghanayim, Incitement, Not Sedition, The Israel Democracy Institute, 2002

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with S. Goldman, E. Tamir, Religious Feelings and Freedom of Expression in Criminal Law, Position Paper published by the Israel Democracy Institute in, 2003

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with K. Ghanayim and B. Shnoor, The Law of Libel, de lege lata and de lege ferenda, Sacker Institute for Comparative Research of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Democracy Institute, 2005

Articles in English

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Grounds for Disqualifying a Judge," 18 Israel Law Review 449, 1983

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Proportionality and the Psychotic Aggressor - Another View," 18 Israel Law Review 178, 1983

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "The Punishability of Impossible Attempts," 19 Israel Law Review 340, 1984

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with M. Gur-Arye, "Penal Responsibility for Offences of Omission," 55 Rev. Int. De Droit Penal, 691 (p.698-703), 1984

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with S. Z. Feller, "Withdrawal from Attempt- Report to the 12th Congress on Comparative Law," Israel Reports to the Xii International Congress of Comparative Law 354, Jerusalem, 1986

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Interpretation in Criminal Law," 21 Israel Law Review 358, 1986

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Intention and Mens Rea," in Issues in Contemporary Legal Philosophy 277, R. Gavison ed., Oxford, 1987

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Capital Punishment - an Israeli Perspective," 58 Revue International De Droit Penal 475, 1987

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "The General Security Services Pardon: A Test of the High Court of Justice," 8 Tel-Aviv University Studies 157, 1988

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "The Landau Commission Report - Was the Security Service Subordinated to the Law, or the Law to the "Needs" of the Security?," 23 Israel Law Review 216, 1989

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Is There a Rational Justification for Punishing an Accomplished Crime More Severely than an Attempted Crime?," Brigham Young U. Journal of Public Law 81, 1990

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Forty Years of Criminal Law - Further Comment," 24 Israel Law Review 580, 1990

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Free Speech and Criminal Code Provisions for the Protection of State Security: The Israel Case," in Free Speech and National Security 86 (S. Shetreet ed., Dordrecht, 1991

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Sentencing as Art - a Response: Sentencing as a Just System," 25 Israel Law Review 661, 1991

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "The World Community as an International Legislator in Competition with National Legislators," in Principles And Procedures for a New Transnational Criminal Law 337 (A Eser and O. Lagodny eds., Freiburg, 1991)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "The Israeli Proposal for a New General Part of a Penal Code - an Introduction," in Criminal Law Theory In Transition 57 (R. Lahti and K. Nuotio eds., Helsinki, 1992)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Constitutional Principles and Criminal Law," 27 Israel Law Review 84, 1993

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "National Security and the Rule of Law," in National Security and Democracy in Israel 153 (A. Yaniv ed., Boulder CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1993)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Demjanjuk Case," 24 Israel Yearbook on Human Rights 269 (Yoram Dinstein and Mala Tabory eds., Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University, 1995)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "The Chapter on Criminal Law," in Introduction to the Law Of Israel 253 (A. Shapira ed., Kluwer, 1995)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with Sneor Zalman Feller, "Proposal for a General Part of a New Penal Law - Introduction," 30 Israel Law Review 36, 1996

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with Shachar Goldman, "Israel's Direct Election," 14 Justice 3, 1997

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "On Premeditation," Buffalo Criminal Law Review 627, 1998

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Israeli Criminal Law," chapter in Crime And The Criminal Justice System In Israel: Assessing The Knowledge Base Towards the 21st Century (R. Friedman ed., Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press,1998)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "The Use of Legislation to Change Social Perceptions," in Women in Law (S. Shetreet ed., London, Kluwer, 1998)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Constitutionalization of Substantive Criminal Law: A Realistic View," 33 Israel Law Review 720, 1999

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with S. Reem, "The Legality of Interrogational Torture: A question of proper authorization or a substantive moral issue?," 34 Israel Law Review 509 (2000)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "The High Court of Justice and the Shaping of Public Policy - Equality and Gender," 7 Israel Affairs 100, 2001

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with G. Ben Shachar and M. Bar-Hilel, "Trial by Polygraph - Reconsidering the Use of GKT in Court," 26 Law and Human Behaviour 527, 2002

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Disqualification of Lists and Parties: The Israeli Case," in Militant Democracy 157 (Utrecht, A Sajo, ed., Eleven - International Publishing, 2004)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with Khalid Ghanayim, "Proportionality and the Aggressor's Culpability in Self Defense," 39 Tulsa Law Review 875, 2004

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with M. Cohn, "Judicial Activism: a Multidimensional Model," 18 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 333, 2005

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with M. Cohn, "Prosecution of International Crimes - Israel," in National Prosecution of International Crimes, Vol. 5, 317 (A. Eser, U. Sieber, H. Kreicker, eds., Berlin, 2005, Duncker & Humblot)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "New Humanistic Trends in Israeli Criminal Law," in Menschengerechtes Strafrecht - Festschrift fuer Albin Eser zum 70 Geburtstag 513 (Arnold and others, eds., Muenchen, Verlag C. H. Beck, 2005)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Targeted Killing Policy: Insufficiently Limited," 44 Justice 38, 2007

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with D. Menashe and K. Ghanayim, "The Use of Force by the Police," The Criminal Law Quarterly 67, 2007

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "The Criminal Law - Is its Hand all Over?," in The Daniel Book - Festschrift in Honor of Professor Daniel Friedman 935 (N. Cohen, O. Grosskopf eds., 2008)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Is the Subjective Mental Element Superfluous," in 27 Criminal Justice Ethics 78, 2008

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with Liat Levanon-Morag, "A Comment on Preventative Means in General and on Torture in Particular," 42 (2) Israel Law Review 248, 2010

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "A Possible Case for Imposing Criminal Liability on Corporations in International Criminal Law," Journal of International Criminal Justice 909, 2010

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Some Reflections on Comparative Criminal Law- Keynote Speech," in Strafrechtsvergleichung Als Problem Und Lösung 29 (Susanne Beck, Christoph Burchard, Bijan Fateh-Moghadam eds., (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaf Baden-Baden, 2010 or 2011), Forthcoming

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with Gershon. Ben-Shakhar, Verschuere, B., Ben-Shakhar, G., & Meijer, E., "The CIT in the Courtroom: Legal Aspects," in Memory Detection: Theory and Application of the Concealed Information Test (Cambridge University Press), Forthcoming

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "A moral analysis of the Goldstone Report and its aftermath," Justice Magazine, 2010-2011

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Coercive Interrogation in Israel - The process of shaping the norms Gerechtigkeit und Gesellschaft, M. Mahlmann" (ed.), (Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2011), Forthcoming

Books in Hebrew

Mordechai Kremnitzer, Principles of Structure and System of the Specific Offences, Doctoral dissertation: Jerusalem, 1980, p. 345

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with A. Bendor, Basic Law: The Army - a Commentary, The Sacher Institute, 2000

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with R. Gavison and Y. Dotan, The Role of the High Court of Justice, Magnes Press, 2002

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with O. Ben Shachar, S. Goldman, Freedom of Occupation, Position Paper 11, Israel Democracy Institute, 1998

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with Y. Ezrahi, Israel Towards a Constitutional Democracy: Principles for Reform of State and Regime, The Israel Democracy Institute, 2001

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with D. Kretzmer and A. Benish, The Basic Laws as a Basis for a Constitution, The Israeli Democracy Institute, 2002

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with Dr. M. Cohn and E. Linder, Religion and the High Court of Justice - Image and Reality, Israel Democracy Institute, Position Paper No. 39, 2003

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with E. Rachaf, Official Secrets: A proposal to amend the penal prohibitions, Israel Democracy Institute, Position Paper No. 56, 2005

Mordechai Kremnitzer, Disqualification of Lists of Candidates to Knesset Elections, Israel Democracy Institute, Position Paper No. 59, 2005

Mordechai Kremnitzer, Are All Actions Acceptable in the Face of Terror?, Israel Democracy Institute, Position Paper, No. 60, 2005

Mordechai Kremnitzer, Incitement, Not Sedition, The Sedition de lege lata and de lege ferenda, together with K. Ghanayim: The Israel Democracy Institute, 2002

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with David Enoch, Iddo Porat, Re'em Segev, Collateral Damage - The Harming of Innocents in the War Against Terror, The Israel Democracy Institute, 2008

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with Khalid Ghanayim, Offenses Against the State, The Israel Democracy Institute, 2008

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with Doron Navot, Nava Ben-Or, Amir Fuchs and Guy Wertheim, Fraud and Breach of Trust, The Israel Democracy Institute, 2008

Mordechai Kremnitzer, Criminal Fraud, Nevo Press, 2009

Articles in German

Mordechai Kremnitzer, assisted by Alon Harel, "Schwangerschaftsabbruch in Israel," inSchwangerschafts-Abbruch Im Internationalen Vergleich  (Baden-Baden, Hrsg. A. Eser & H-G Koch, 1989)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with K. Ghanayim, "H-H Jescheck & T. Weigend: Lehrbuch des Strafrechts, Allgemeiner Teil," 34 Israel Law Review  302, 2000

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Praventives Toeten," in Rechtfragen Der Terrorismusbekaempfung Durch Streitkraefte 201 (D. Fleck ed., Baden Baden, Nomos Verlag, 2004)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Strafbarkeit juristischen Personen aus angelsaechsicher und israelischer Sicht," in Schriften zum Strafrecht, Krise Des Strafrechts Und Der Kriminalwissenchaften  215 (Berlin, 2001)

Mordechai Kremnitzer, with K. Ghanayim, "Die Strafbarkeit von Unternehmen," 113 Zstw  539, 2001

Book Reviews

Mordechai Kremnitzer, "Muting Israeli democracy: How media and cultural policy undermine free expression," 153, 5 Misgarot Media,  2010.

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