Honorable Justice Salim Joubran

Supreme Court judge, Israel

Salim Joubran is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1970-1982 he engaged in private practice, until he was appointed to serve as a judge in the Magistrate’s Court in Haifa. In 1993, he was appointed to serve as a judge in the Haifa District Court. During his incumbency as a District Judge, Justice Joubran deliberated criminal cases and chaired the panel of judges in the criminal court. During that period, Justice Joubran was also a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Haifa University. In 2003, he was appointed Acting Justice on the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, for a one-year term, and,in May 2004, Joubran became the first Arab citizen of Israel to receive a permanent appointment as a Supreme Court Justice. Towards the end of his service prior to his retirement, he held office as the Deputy Vice President of the Supreme Court (June-August 2017), and served as the Chairman of the Central Elections Committee for the 20th Knesset.

Justice Joubran was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Haifa University, is a member of the management of the Jewish-Arab Center at Haifa University, and is a member of the Board of Governors of Haifa University. He held office as the Chairman of the Zeltner Fund for Legal Research sponsored by Rotary Israel and Tel Aviv University, is a governor of the Rotary Israel movement, is one of the founders of Beit Kedem – the Arab-Jewish Cultural Center in Acre, is the President of the Freemasons Lodge in Acre and is a member of the Grand Lodge of the Freemasons in Israel.