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Human Rights Alert (NGO

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‫סייג לזכויות האדם‬

Joseph Zernik, PhD ‫ד"ר יוסף צרניק‬ PO Box 31440, Jerusalem 91313, Israel; jz12345@earthlink.net ; 91313 ‫ת"ד 04413, ירושלים‬

Digitally signed by Joseph Zernik DN: cn=Joseph Zernik, o, ou, email=jz12345@ earthlink.net, c=US Date: 2012.04.29 17:26:02 +03'00'

12-04-29 Letter to the Editor of Haaretz: No "final decision" of the Supreme Court regarding removal of outposts
To the Editor: RE: No "Hachlatah Halutah" of the Supreme Court regarding removal of outposts Recent reports in Haaretz and other news media have repeatedly referred to attempts by the government to change the Supreme Court's "Hachlatah Halutah" [entered judgment/decision], pertaining to the deadline for the removal of certain outposts, built on Palestinian land. Such reports are in error. As noted in the Human Rights Alert submission for the 2012 Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in Israel: • • • • Prior to the March 2002 all electronic records of the decisions of the Supreme Court were certified by the late Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court SHMARYAHU COHEN. Since March 2002 all decisions of the Supreme Court are subject to changes, as clearly noted in the body of each and every decision. The Administration of Courts refuses to respond on Freedom of Information request, regarding the legal foundation for such profound change in the decisions of the Supreme Court after March 2002. The Regulations of the Courts - Office of the Clerk (2004) appear to assign the authority for the certification of decisions of the courts to the respective Chief Clerks. However, the same Regulations authorize the Director of the Administration of Courts to modify the regulations, as necessary, in the process of implementing the electronic record systems of the courts. The Administration of Courts refuses to disclose the modifications, implemented pursuant to this clause. The Administration of Courts refused to identify the person, who holds the ultimate administrative authority over the electronic records of the Supreme Court. The Administration of Courts refuses to produce the appointment record of Ms SARAH LIFSCHITZ, who is represented as the current Chief Clerk.of the Supreme Court. Ms SARAH LIFSCHITZ herself, also refuses to respond on a similar request, to produce her appointment record as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court. Ms SARAH LIFSCHITZ refuses to provide honest Chief Clerk's certification of decisions of the Supreme Court. In response to repeated requests, she eventually provided certifications of certain decisions of the Supreme Court, which were the subject a recent criminal fraud complaint, filed with the Israel Police, which issued a certificate of the filing of the complaint.

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Therefore, there have been no "Hachlatot Halutot" of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel since March 2002. Such conditions undermine the integrity of the justice system of the State of Israel, as seen in the affair, referenced above.

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April 29, 2012

LINKS: [1] 12-04-25 Draft Human Right Alert's 2012 State of Israel UPR Submission: Integrity, or lack thereof, of the electronic records of the courts of the State of Israel (REVISED) http://www.scribd.com/doc/82927700/ [2] 12-04-16 PRESS RELEASE: Criminal Fraud Complaint (158921/2012) Against SARAH LIFSCHITZ, Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court of the State of Israel, Filed Today With Israel Police http://www.scribd.com/doc/89681591/ [3] 12-04-25 Log of Freedom of Information requests, related to the electronic records of the courts of the State of Israel, and refusal of the Administration of Courts and the Ministry of Justice to respond. http://www.scribd.com/doc/91197575/ [4] 04-11-25 Takanot Batey Hamishpat - Mazkirut (2004) // Regulations of the Courts - Offices of the Clerks (2004) (Heb + Eng) http://www.scribd.com/doc/48770720/