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  7/21/2013, Av 14, 5773

Ministers: Guarantee Women's Spots on Judge Committee


The Ministerial Committee on Legislation endorsed, Sunday, a bill by Chairwoman Aliza Lavie of the Knesset Committee for the Advancement of the Status of Women, which calls for the proper representation of women on the Committee to Select Judges.

The nine-member committee consists of the Supreme Court President and two other judges from the High Court of Justice, as well as two cabinet representatives, two Knesset members and two members of the Bar Association. Under the legislation, at least one of the members to be sent by each group would be a woman, making for at least four spots on the panel.