Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty
1. The purpose of this Basic Law is to protect human
dignity and liberty, in order to establish in a Basic Law
the values of the State of Israel as a Jewish and
Preservation of life, body and dignity
2. There shall be no violation of the life, body or
dignity of any person as such.
Protection of property
3. There shall be no violation of the property of a
Protection of life, body and dignity
4. All persons are entitled to protection of their
life, body and dignity.
5. There shall be no deprivation or restriction of
the liberty of a person by imprisonment, arrest,
extradition or otherwise.
Leaving and entering Israel
6. (a) All persons are free to leave Israel.
(b) Every Israel national has the right of entry
into Israel from abroad.
7. (a) All persons have the right to privacy and to
(b) There shall be no entry into the private
premises of a person who has not consented thereto.
(c) No search shall be conducted on the private
premises of a person, nor in the body or
(d) There shall be no violation of the confidentiality of
conversation, or of the writings or records of a
Violation of rights
8. There shall be no violation of rights under this
Basic Law except by a law befitting the values of the
State of Israel, enacted for a proper purpose, and to
an extent no greater than is required.
Reservation regarding security forces
9. There shall be no restriction of rights under
this Basic Law held by persons serving in the Israel
Defence Forces, the Israel Police, the Prisons Service
and other security organizations of the State, nor
shall such rights be subject to conditions, except by
virtue of a law, or by regulation enacted by virtue of a law, and to an extent no greater than
is required by the nature and character of the service.
Validity of laws
10. This Basic Law shall not affect the validity of
any law (din) in force prior to the commencement of
the Basic Law.
11. All governmental authorities are bound to respect
the rights under this Basic Law.
12. This Basic Law cannot be varied, suspended or
made subject to conditions by emergency regulations;
notwithstanding, when a state of emergency exists, by
virtue of a declaration under section 9 of the Law and
Administration Ordinance, 5708-1948, emergency
regulations may be enacted by virtue of said section
to deny or restrict rights under this Basic Law,
provided the denial or restriction shall be for a
proper purpose and for a period and extent no greater
than is required.
President of the
Speaker of the
* Passed by the Knesset on the 12th Adar Bet, 5752
(17th March, 1992) and published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim
No. 1391 of the 20th Adar Bet, 5752 (25th March,
1992); the Bill and an Explanatory Note were published
in Hatza'ot Chok, No. 2086 of 5752, p. 60.
Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty - Amendment*
In the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty (5752
(1) Section 1 shall be designated 1(a) and shall be preceded
by the following section:|
1. Fundamental human rights in Israel are founded upon
recognition of the value of the human being,
the sanctity of human life, and the principle that all persons are free;
these rights shall be upheld in the spirit of the
principles set forth in the Declaration of the Establishment of
the State of Israel.
(2) At the end of section 8, the following shall be added:
"or by regulation enacted by virtue of express
authorization in such law."
* Passed by the Knesset on 12 Adar 5752 (17th March 1992) and amended on 21 Adar,
5754 (9th March, 1994). Amended law published in Sefer Ha-Chukkim No.
1454 of the 27th Adar 5754 (10th March, 1994), p. 90;
the Bill and an Explanatory Note were published in
Hatza'ot Chok No. 2250 of 5754, p. 289.
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