The International Bar Association has called on Israel to reject proposed reforms to the country’s legal system, which the group asserts would “seriously undermine the independence of the judiciary, including the Supreme Court, and dismantle legal checks on executive power”.

Adding its voice to the protests that have rocked Israel since the government introduced the proposed changes early this year, the IBA said in a statement published Friday that the changes would “wholly undermine” Israel’s “proud position” as “a substantial upholder of the rule of law with a senior judiciary which is much admired globally”.

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