In 1992, Mr. Aryeh Deri, the Interior Minister of Israel, was indicted on corruption charges. The Basic Law of Israel, which is the equivalent to the Israeli Constitution, states as follow:
should a minister be convicted by a court, it shall state in its verdict whether the offense involves moral turpitude; should the court so state, the minister’s tenure shall cease on the date of such verdict.
During the trial, Minister Deri enjoys a presumption of innocence. Therefore, despite the serious indictment which involves moral turpitude, before conviction t Nevertheless, a petition was submitted to the Supreme Court by , whose goal is to fight against government corruption in Israel (the Movement for Quality Government in Israel) – demanding that the Prime Minister dismiss Minister Deri following the indictment. The Court in Movement for Quality in Government in Israel v State of Israel HCJ 2094/93 IsrSC 47(5) 404 (1993) ruled…
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