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 January 3, 2011  Laws, Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Ruth Eglash reports from Israel:

The welfare of children must take precedence over the right to privacy, lawmakers concluded Monday, giving the government 14 days to complete legislation that would demand its ministries share information pertaining to children at risk.

If such a bill is not approved by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation within the next two weeks, MKs Zevulun Orlev, chairman of the Committee on the Rights of the Child; Alex Miller, chairman of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee; and Danny Danon, chairman of the Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Committee will consider submitting a private member’s bill that will force authorities to open up their files to each other.

Read more in the Jerusalem Post.

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