The Honorable

Aharon Barak

Supreme Court of Israel
Jurist; Educator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
International Honorary Member

The Honorable Aharon Barak was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel in 1978, where he eventually became President of from 1995-2006. All these years he remained active in academia through his ongoing teaching relationship with the Hebrew University (Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya), Yale University, Georgetown University Law Center, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Barak received his B.A. and Ph.D. in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a service to the Israeli Defense Forces in between those degrees. His career has earned him awards such as membership to the Israel Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Kaplan Prize, the Israel Prize, and Justice Prize. He has also written numerous books about Israeli Law and his experience, "Human Dignity: The Constitutional Value and the Constitutional Right" being the most recent.

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