Yachimovich praises Beinisch as 'important leader'

February 28, 2012 10:28

Labor Party chairwoman Shelly Yacimovich lauded retiring Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch's achievements on Tuesday morning, saying that her work had been "a rare combination of statism and protecting individual rights."

"The public is taking leave of an important leader, who was able to work, with determination and courage, in the face of pressure from government leaders," said Yacimovich.

The Labor Party chairwoman said that Beinisch had left a legacy of important legal rulings, including banning corporal punishment against children and overturning a law against the privatization of prisons.

"From the Labor Party, I wish the outgoing president health and long life, and that we will continue to work in the public sphere in order to transform Israeli society into one that is more just and responsible," she added.

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