Tom Gal

Tom Gal

Teaching Assistant

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  Qualification of Armed Conflict  /  International Human Rights Law  /  Armed Non-State Actors  /  International Criminal Law  /  Conduct of Hostilities  /  Law of Occupation  /  Use of Force  /  Statehood  /  Humanitarian Assistance

Tom Gal is a Teaching Assistant at the Geneva Academy. She is also a PhD student at the Law Faculty, University of Geneva and a grantee of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Marie Heim-Vögtlin grant.

Her research focuses on the territorial control of non-state armed groups and its implications in international law.

She previously practised as an attorney in public civil rights and criminal cases. She is also the co-founder and the Vice-Chairman of ALMA – the Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law, Israel. She is an attorney-at-law and a member of the Israeli Bar Association.

Tom holds an LLM in International Humanitarian Law from the Geneva Academy and an LLB combined with International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received the 2014 Journal of International Criminal Justice Prize for her article discussing the implications of the Tadić decision and occupation by proxy.

Publications

Cover of the Israel Law Review - Volume 50, Issue 1

Territorial Control by Armed Groups and the Regulation of Access to Humanitarian Assistance

February 2017

Tom Gal

Israel Law Review / Cambridge University Press

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Cover of the Journal of International Criminal Justice

Unexplored Outcomes of Tadić: Applicability of the Law of Occupation to War by Proxy

March 2014

Tom Gal

Journal of International Criminal Justice

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Cover of the Journal of International Criminal Justice

Losing Direction: The ICTY Appeals Chamber’s Controversial Approach to Aiding and Abetting in Perisić

February 2014

Tom Gal, Antonio Coco

Journal of International Criminal Justice

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