Saturday, March 18, 2017

A bespoke appellate court

The manslaughter case of IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria has been appealed to the Military Court of Appeal by both the prosecution and the defense. This article reports that the appeals will be heard by a panel of five judges: the chief judge of the court, two civilian judges, and two nonlawyer general officers.

Perhaps some reader in Israel can comment on how unusual this is. (Please post under your real name.)

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