Baroness Hale, the first woman president of the UK Supreme Court, received an honorary doctorate from Bar-Ilan university

Baroness Hale of Richmond, who served as the President of the court from 2017 to 2020, was conferred an honorary doctorate in Philosophy.

The award was conferred because of her “outstanding efforts on behalf of women and minorities, and to secure elevated rights for all citizens, as well as her dedication to the protection of democracy and basic human rights.”

The Baroness also recently delivered a keynote address on Legal Dilemmas in Religious Feminism, at a conference hosted by Bar-Ilan University’s Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women.

BIU President, Prof. Arie Zaban said: “In this complex year, we would like to pay special tribute to individuals and an organization who have influenced society through extraordinary excellence, perseverance and willingness to adapt to changing realities. We are very proud that they will be honored by us and thus join the Bar-Ilan community.”



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