Israel > Basic Law: Freedom of Occupation 1992

    { Adopted on: 3 March 1992 }
    { ICL Document Status: 3 March 1992 }


Section 1  Freedom of occupation

Every Israel national or resident has the right to engage in any occupation, profession or trade; there shall be no limitation on this right except by a Law enacted for a proper purpose and on grounds of the general welfare.

Section 2  Reasons for licensing

Where a license is required to engage in an occupation, the right to a license shall not be denied except by virtue of a Law and for reasons of state security, public policy, public peace and health, safety, environment or public morals.

Section 3  Application

All governmental authorities are bound to respect the freedom of occupation of all Israel nationals and residents.

Section 4  Stability

This Basic Law cannot be varied, suspended or made subject to conditions by emergency regulations.

Section 5  Entrenchment

This Basic Law shall not be varied except by a Basic Law passed by a majority of tile members of the Knesset.

Section 6  Provisional measure

The provisions of any enactment in force prior to the commencement of this Basic Law which are inconsistent with its provisions shall remain in effect no longer than two years from the date of commencement of this Basic Law; however, such provisions shall be construed in the spirit of the provisions of this Basic Law.

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