oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Crime victim compensation: an Israeli proposal

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



In this article the authors consider the historical development of victim compensation, the present state of Israeli law, the philosophical and legal issues relating to the adoption of a compensation scheme, and the proper scope and limitations of such a scheme. The operating mechanism and funding for such a scheme are also considered. Comparisons are made as far as possible with the available literature on the existing American schemes. The analysis is restricted to crime victims suffering some form of personal injury, this being the focus of most compensation schemes, as well as of the recent federal legislation. The rationale for this limitation is explained in the article.

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