The Administrative Procedure Amendment (Decisions and Statement of Reasons) Law: An Introductory Note
|2.||Duties under the Law|
|3.||Exemptions under the Law|
|4.||Suggestions for Reform|
The Administrative Procedure Amendment (Decisions and Statement of Reasons) Law 19581 gives expression to the norms of fairness and propriety in the conduct of the administration. The basis of these norms was in fact laid down before the enactment of the Law, in the form of a government decision and in the judgments of the Supreme Court. From 1952 onward, all State employees (including chairmen of administrative committees) qualified to make final decisions in matters affecting the individual citizen were obliged to enter in the relevant office file the reasons for such decisions. This government ruling applies to all decisions of State employees be they positive or negative, at the initiative of the government or on the citizen's application. The ruling was an important basic step in the training of State employees. However, it only dealt with the requirement to set down reasons; it did not oblige the employee to reveal them to the____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Public Law in Israel. Contributors: Itzhak Zamir - Author, Allen Zysblat - Author. Publisher: Oxford University. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1996. Page number: 211.
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