Removal of Head of State Based on Incapacity or Criminal Activities: Case Study Israel


The Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series of classes is designed to shed light on some of the foreign and comparative law issues currently being researched by the foreign law and international law experts at the Law Library of Congress.

This entry in the series will include an examination of the grounds and procedures for removal of heads of state based on incapacity or criminal activities in a number of countries. It will then address current Israeli law rules for temporary and for permanent removal of a PM. The webinar will examine ways to limit potential conflict of interest that may result from adjudicating a sitting PM, including proposals to delay criminal proceedings until they leave office.

The webinar will be presented by senior foreign law specialist Ruth Levush. Ruth holds a Master of Comparative Law (American Practice) from The George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Tel Aviv University Law School. Ruth practiced law in Israel and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Date and Location

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm