Friedmann, Beinisch agree on establishing c'tee that would recommend judges

After several months of locking horns, Justice Minister Daniel Friedmann and High Court of Justice President Dorit Beinisch have reached agreement on the formation of a committee that would offer judges for positions in Israel's court system, Israel Radio reported Friday. According to the proposal, the committee would recommend nominees to serve as judges and the recommendations would then be approved by both the justice minister and the president of the High Court of Justice. Previously, the president of the high court would approve recommendations and the justice minister would only issue a stamp of approval on the decision. The final decision would be made by the candidates themselves. The newly reached agreement between Friedman and Beinisch follows on the heels of Friedman's 'Term Law,' which limits the number of years a judge can reside as president of a court to seven years.