Member of IDI's International Advisory Council
Retired Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner was born in 1934 in Turkey and immigrated to Israel in 1944. She studied Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was graduated with a Masters in Jurisprudence in 1958. She then enlisted in the IDF, where she served in a number of judicial capacities, including as a Judge on the IDF Court of Appeals, and attained the rank of Colonel. Between 1979 and 1994, Justice Dorner served as a District Court Judge first of Be'er Sheva and then of Jerusalem. In 1994, she was appointed to the Israeli Supreme Court, where she served until her retirement in 2004.
Justice Dorner has been an M.A. and Ph.D. Advisor at Haifa University and a Visiting Lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the current President of the Israeli Press Council. Justice Dorner has published extensively on the subject of pretrial detention, on affirmative action and women's equality, on proportionality, on the constitutional protection of human dignity, on medical ethics, and on child and parental rights. Justice Dorner is an honorary member of the American Law Institute and a member of the International Advisory Council of the Israel Democracy Institute. She holds a Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from the Weizmann Institute of Science and from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
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