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(Aug 27, 2013) On August 11, 2013, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected a petition by
According to the High Court of Justice decision, the Israeli
The High Court rejected the petitioners' claim that their rights under the Rights of Victims of an Offense Law, 5761-2001 had been violated because they had not been afforded the opportunity to express their objections in writing to the prisoners' early release. In rejecting their claim, the Court reiterated the previously established principle that rights under this Law are not fully applicable to cases where clemency is not obtained through "a regular" criminal process, but rather through a political agreement. (Rights of Victims of an Offense Law, 5761-2001[in Hebrew] (as amended), SEFER HAHUKIM [SH] [Israel's official gazette] No. 1782, p. 183, NEVO LEGAL DATABASE (by subscription); H.C.J. 5413/13, supra, ¶ 7.)
The High Court also rejected "the claim that the decision to release the prisoners by the method determined in the
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Last updated: 08/27/2013