Yuval Shany

Yuval Shany

Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Areas of expertise

International Humanitarian Law  /  International Human Rights Law  /  Autonomous Weapons  /  Use of Force  /  Right to Life  /  New Technologies  /  Cyber Security  /  Digital Rights

Professor Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a member of the UN Human Rights Committee since 2013.

He has published a number of books and articles on international courts and arbitration tribunals and other international humanitarian law and human rights issues such as the role of human rights in the fight against terrorism, and the legal aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Yuval Shany has taught in a number of law schools in Israel, and has been in recent years a research fellow in Harvard and Amsterdam University and a visiting professor at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, Columbia University Law School, University of Sydney, University of Michigan Law School and Georgetown Law Center.

Yuval Shany has degrees in law from the Hebrew University (LLB cum laude), New York University (LLM 1997) and the University of London (PhD 2001).

Taught Courses

Colombia, Medellín, Bellavista prison. The ICRC frequently visits the prisons of the country. Prison overcrowding is one of the main issues. LLM - Course

International Human Rights Law

This course provides a general introduction to international human rights law (IHRL). It examines the origins, foundations and sources of IHRL, as well as its institutions and dedicated enforcement mechanisms.

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Publications

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Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts

January 2014

Yuval Shany

Oxford University Press

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The Manual on International Court and Tribunals

March 2010

Yuval Shany

Oxford University Press

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Regulating Jurisdictional Interactions between National and International Courts

August 2007

Yuval Shany

Oxford University Press

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The Competing Jurisdictions of International Courts and Tribunals

March 2003

Yuval Shany

Oxford University Press

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