Hayut says law eliminating ‘reasonableness standard’ goes against trends in other countries

Supreme Court President Esther Hayut says during the discussion of the reasonableness law that around the world the trend is expanding the use of the judicial test of reasonableness to review government decisions — in contrast to the Israeli law in question.

“Here, we are moving toward a trend of canceling [it],” she says, giving England and Australia as examples of countries that have increasingly used the doctrine.

Knesset lawyer Yitzhak Bart replies: “We had a big change 40 years ago and since then the pendulum has been swinging.”

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