Israeli Chapter

The aim of the Israeli Chapter is to pursue the mission of ICON-S within Israel.

The Chapter is established in order to:

  1. Promote the values of ICON-S, and in particular, the commitment to an inter-disciplinary approach to public law that engages constitutional, administrative and international law scholars and practitioners so as to better understand global and transnational legal developments;
  2. Advance and promote the fundamental constitutional values of democracy, equality, justice and human rights.
  3. Work with ICON-S to promote knowledge of and membership in the organization globally;
  4. Promote the capacity and engagement of junior scholars, and scholars from the Global South, within the work of ICON-S;
  5. Complement and work cooperatively with existing national and regional organizations, but remain distinct from them;


The chapter shall:

  1. Be organized in a way that reflects ICON-S commitments to transparency, accountability and good governance, as well as equality and diversity;
  2. Regularly disseminate notice of its events and activities via ICONnect and ICON-S-IL blog, and communicate an annual summary of its activities to the ICON-S Executive Committee;
  3. Be subject in its scope, governance and membership, to periodic reviews (approximately every 3 years) by the members of the ICON-S Executive Committee, with the possibility of being asked by the Executive Committee to dissolve, reconstitute or alter the scope and membership;
  4. Promote joining ICON-S and paying the ICON-S annual membership fee;
  5. Submit to ICON-S information on its activities, which will, where appropriate, be featured on the ICON-S website.

Governance of the Chapter: The Chapter will be governed by two co-chairs that will take decisions by agreement in consultation with the advisory board. The identity of the co-chairs and the advisory board shall reflect the chapter’s commitment to gender equality and diversity in governance. Only ICON-S members can be co-chairs. Each year, the two co-chairs will communicate an annual summary of their activities to the ICON-S Executive Committee, to the advisory board, and to the members of the Chapter.

Co-chairs: The two co-chairs will hold office for 3 years with one possible reelection. Every three years the two co-chairs will be elected by majority vote from among the members of the advisory board.

Membership of the advisory board: Based on his or her merits as a public law scholar, the candidates will have to be approved by the two co-chairs, in consultation with the advisory board, for a term of three years which can be renewed for additional periods. The number of members in the advisory board shall not exceed 15.

Rights and duties of advisory board members: All members of the advisory board have the following rights and duties:

  1. Join ICON-S and pay the ICON-S annual membership fee.
  2. Promote the mission and values of ICON-S.
  3. Participate in the activities of the Chapter.

Annual conference: The Israeli Chapter will organize each year a national conference. For this purpose, it can work with existing national and regional organizations. The annual conference will be held during a different month than that in which the ICON-S annual meeting is held, preferably before it.

Amendments: The Chapter rules can be amended by a majority vote among the two co-chairs and the members advisory board.

Co-chairs: Moshe Cohen-Eliya and Gila Stopler.
Secretary of the Chapter: Nadiv Morderchay.

Activities Report 2016-2017