Eliyahu Heron was born in Czernowitz (Chernivtsi), Romania and immigrated to Israel as a child. He acquired his legal education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he completed a master’s degree and a doctorate. He was appointed a lecturer at the Faculty in 1963 and headed the Sylvan M. Cohen Chair of Laws of Evidence and Criminal Procedure. After teaching civil law proceedings for a year, he chose to concentrate on the law of evidence and criminal law procedure – fields that have remained his focus of interest throughout his years as a teacher at the Faculty. Prof. Hernon served as a member of the criminal law proceedings committees headed by Justice Eliahu Matza and President Miriam Naor. His research in these fields has left a profound mark, leading to a far-reaching revolution in terms of the right to representation and other aspects of criminal justice in Israel.
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