The 23rd Annual Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression
"Human Dignity and Free Speech”
President of the Israeli Supreme Court (Ret.)
Professor of Law, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
(tickets not needed)
Image: The office of Justice Barak in Israel
View Commentary by Eric Stephen ’13
Aharon Barak served as a justice on the Supreme Court of Israel from 1978 to 1995 and as President of the Court from 1995 to 2006. Earlier, he was Attorney General of the State of Israel and Dean of the Law Faculty at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1978 Aharon Barak traveled to the United States as the legal advisor to the Israeli delegation in negotiating the Camp David Accords.
Much of Aharon Barak’s judicial work and writing has focused on the concept of a constitutional revolution brought about through the adoption by the Israeli Knesset of Basic Laws guaranteeing human rights.
The recipient of many international prizes and of 17 honorary degrees, Justice Barak was chosen in 1987 as a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his books are The Judge in a Democracy (2006) and Proportionality: Constitutional Rights and Their Limitations (2012).
The Hugo L. Black Lecture on Freedom of Expression, endowed by a gift from Leonard S. Halpert, Esq., Class of 1944, and named in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice, was inaugurated in 1991–1992.
Registration is appreciated but not required. For additional information, contact
Gina Driscoll, firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 685-2549
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