Natasha Hausdorff

Natasha Hausdorff is a barrister at Six Pump Court Chambers, and a frequent speaker on International Law. She clerked for the late Chief Justice Miriam Naor, President of Israel's Supreme Court and was a Fellow at Columbia Law School's National Security Law Program. Natasha read law at Oxford University, qualified as a solicitor at Skadden, and subsequently gained an LLM from Tel Aviv University, specialising in public international law. Natasha serves as legal director of UK Lawyers For Israel Charitable Trust.
Israel: A Fragile Democracy?
The opening weeks of this year saw 80,000 Israelis take to the streets of Tel Aviv, protesting the new government’s proposed sweeping changes to the judicial system.  Supreme Court president Esther Hayut denounced the move, calling it a “plan to crush the justice system”, with opposition leader Yair Lapid pledging to stand by her side “in the struggle for the soul of the country”. Not everyone agrees, however: a recent Newsweek op-ed sought to brush off the controv...