We are pleased that the bills for the electronic supervision of a person against whom a protection order has been issued (by MK Yurai Lahav-Herzno and by MK Aida Toma-Suleiman) have won government support in the Ministerial Committee on Legislative Affairs and welcome their approval in a preliminary reading by the Knesset. The Rackman Center has been working for years to promote the issue – we have submitted a position paper to the Ministerial Committee and drafted a bill (identical to the one that has now been approved) that was submitted in the previous Knesset.
As early as December 2018, the then Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered that the bill be promoted.
Last June, an identical bill by MK Keren Barak was approved in a preliminary reading (which we at the Rackman Center drafted).
The State Comptroller’s report published this year recommended the implementation of the use of electronic surveillance to protect victims of domestic violence.
In the UK and some US states, the law has the power to order the issuance of an electronically supervised protection order.
It is time to take responsibility for thousands of women and children who are in real danger and take a significant step that will advance the fight against domestic violence in Israel.
Listen to an interview, with Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, (in Heberw), on the approval of the bill for electronic supervision of the person against whom a protection order was issued in the agenda program, (Kan).