Ehud Barak

Legal Juggling Act

09/13/2002
Editor and Publisher
Justice Aharon Barak says his toughest case in his 24 years on the Israeli Supreme Court involved a police request about a year ago to use force to extract information from “a ticking bomb,” a suspect believed to have knowledge of an imminent terrorist attack. Speaking to an overflow audience of several hundred people Monday night at the Center for Jewish History, Barak — no relation to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak — said he wrote the majority opinion in the coercion case, concluding that a democracy can never use torture.
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