Mordechai Kremnitzer was born in 1948 in Germany. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in 1981 completed his doctorate at the Faculty. His doctorate thesis was entitled “Structural and Organizational Principles of the Specific Offenses.” Over the years he has served as a guest lecturer and scholar at various universities in Israel, Europe, and the United States. He also served as dean of the Faculty of Law in the years 1990-1993.
Kremnitzer is an admired and leading researcher in the fields of criminal and constitutional law. His important contribution to the study of law has been manifested in diverse fields, including: the principles of criminal law, freedom of expression, judicial activism and the role of the Supreme Court in Israeli society, German law, law and national security, and so forth. His public activities have included membership of a large number of public committees, including the Committee to Examine Offenses of Manslaughter, which he headed. Kremnitzer also drafted the general section of the penal code prepared by Prof. Feller. Kremnitzer served as president of the Press Council and is the deputy president of the Israel Democracy Institute. In 2003 he was awarded the Zeltner Prize for Legal Research.
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