Politics, Justice

Justice Minister Levin: 14 Judges to be Temporarily Appointed

The decision is based on a section in the law allowing certain temporary appointments in consultation with court presidents.

Justice Minister Yariv Levin. (Photo: Yonatan Zindel/Flash90)

Acting Supreme Court President Uzi Fogelman and Justice Minister Yariv Levin announced today (Thursday) that 14 associated temporary judges would be appointed to the regular and labor court system.

In a statement issued by the two, they informed the members of the Judicial Selection Committee on their intent to make temporary appointments to the peace, district, and labor courts. This, in accordance with the legal section authorizing them to appoint a district or peace court who has retired to the role of temporary associate judge in the courts.

They will also follow another section in the law authorizing the Justice Minister, in consultation with the Labor Minister and the Labor Court Minister, to appoint a regional labor court judge as a temporary replacement for a retiring permanent labor court judge.

12 Judges to be Appointed in the District Courts

The statement to the Judicial Selection Committee members also mentioned a list of twelve judges which the Acting Supreme Court President and the Justice Minister intend to appoint as temporary associate judges in courts in the Tel Aviv, Center, South, and Haifa districts.

A statement was also issued per which the Justice Minister, in consultation with Labor Minister Yoav Ben Tzur and National Labor Court President Justice Varda Viret Levanah, would appoint two temporary associate judges to the regional labor court of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

According to the law, committee members have 45 days to submit objections to this decision.

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