Parliamentary Sovereignty

Parliamentary Sovereignty

Mizrahi Bank Case (Israel)

In relation to the mizrahi bank case (Israel) and constitutional law, Suzie Navot[1] made the following observation: Israel has no single official document known as 'the Constitution', and for nearly half a century, its legal structure was based on the principle of parliamentary sovereignty. In fact though, since the 1990s, Israel may be considered a constitutional democracy. The supreme norms are expressed in its basic laws; the powers of the legislature are limited and laws are subject to judicial review. This situation is the result of the enactment of two basic laws dealing with human rights in 1992 and of a judicial decision of monumental significance in 1995. (…)


Notes and References

  1. Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, Suzie Navot, “Mizrahi Bank Case (Israel)” (2018, Germany, United Kingdom)

See Also

  • Supremacy
  • Constitutional Form
  • Constitutional Substance
  • Legitimacy
  • Rule of law
  • Unwritten constitutions
  • Judicial review
  • Preliminary procedures of Courts
  • Constitutional Courts
  • Supreme Courts
  • Judicial power