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ACRI eyes 'social justice legislation'

Association for Civil Rights in Israel aims to see social rights anchored among Basic Laws

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) has decided to propel the recent public outcry for social justice into legislation and has launched a campaign for the induction of a new bill: "Basic Law: Social Rights," Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Sunday.


The Basic Laws of Israel are meant to deal with key issues pertaining to the formation and role of principal State institutions, and the relations between various State authorities; and are slated to be a key component of Israel's future constitution.


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The future legislation is meant to anchor issues pertaining to housing, education, health and social benefits, as well as the right to protest and strike.


The ACRI is planning to present a draft of the bill to Professor Manuel Trachtenberg, head of the government-appointed team tasked with resolving the growing social unrest; as well as to several Knesset members they believe can lobby for it.


Past Israeli governments have refused to advance such legislation, but according to the ACRI, the current social climate and the pressure it has placed over the government, have created favorable conditions.




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