Alon Harel
Chair in Administrative and Criminal Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Alon Harel is the Phillip and Estelle Mizock Chair in Administrative and Criminal Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the journal Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, and the author of Why Law Matters (2014).

Written by Alon Harel

A guard in the ‘segregation block’ at the Adelanto Detention Center, the latest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in California and managed by the private GEO Group. ICE detains an average of 33,000 undocumented migrants. Photo by John Moore/Getty

Essay/
Human rights and justice
Private gain, public loss

Putting public services in private hands is bad economics. Worse, it undermines our bonds as a political community

Alon Harel