Petition on the marriage registration of an Israeli citizen and a foreign national erased after the individual remedy was granted and the population authority issued a statement that it has begun to investigate the regulation delaying registration of marriages between Israeli citizens and foreign nationals
On October 19, 2014, the court ruled that a petition submitted by Gisha must be erased. In the petition, Gisha requested that the court order the registration of the petitioners’ marriage in the Population Registry and cancel Section C.2 of the Population Authority’s Procedure 2.11.000, Procedure for Changes and Amendments to Marital Status Marriage/Divorce/Widowhood (Hebrew).
The court decided that the petition should be erased after the petitioners’ personal matter was resolved and their marriage registered, and because the Population Authority announced that it had already begun to examine the registration procedure that was challenged in the petition. The court ruled that the Population Authority should be granted a reasonable amount of time to fulfill its undertaking to examine the regulation.
In the petition, the court was asked to provide individual remedy and issue an order instructing the Population Authority to immediately register the petitioners’ marriage in the Population Registry. Gisha, also named as a petitioner, asked the court for a general remedy: the cancellation of the provision in the registration procedure which delays the registration of marriages for six months.