Academic Forums and Workshops

Crime Group

The Jerusalem Crime Group is an interdisciplinary forum drawing together scholars from law and the social sciences with a strong interest in research and policy in the field of criminal justice. The group was established to encourage serious cross-disciplinary engagement with complex law enforcement challenges, and as a vehicle for developing critical and innovative academic and policy analysis of core problems facing the criminal justice system. Drawing on its members’ expertise in legal theory, criminal law, criminology, sociology, psychology and research methods, the Group provides a unique forum for critically examining problems that span law and the various social sciences. The Group also encourages engagement between academia and practice by inviting contributions from theoretically minded practitioners, who draw on extensive practical experience with the operation of the criminal justice system. Working papers written by members of the Group and with its support are circulated and discussed by the forum. Papers funded by the Group and discussed in this forum have been published in leading journals in their respective fields.

 

The group meets to discuss its members’ works in progress. Past meetings were devoted to issues such as white-collar crime, speech-related offences, “sentencing lotteries,” the art of the interview in criminology, and Israel’s recent sentencing guideline reform. The group also welcomes foreign criminal law and criminology scholars to take part in its activities.

 

In June, 2015 the Group will conduct a two-day  international conference, bringing together scholars from around the world to discuss “Effective Law Enforcement Initiatives,” with a focus on empirically-based research.

 

The Group’s activities are generously supported by the Lord Taylor Fund, established by the British Friends of the Hebrew University Law School.

 

The forum is co-chaired by Dr. Barak Ariel (Criminology: barak.ariel@mail.huji.ac.il) and Dr. Binyamin Blum (Law: blum@huji.ac.il)

Publications:

No. Title Author
1 Good for What Purpose?: Social Science, Race and Proportionality Review in New Jersey Prof. David Weisbrud
2 The regulation of speech: a normative investigation of criminal law prohibitions of speech Prof. Alon Harel
3

Breach of Public Trust - Should it be a Crime?

Prof. Miri Gur-Arye
4 On Hate and Equality Prof. Alon Harel and Gideon Parchomovsky
5 Crime and the perception of social stress and solidarity: the role of education Prof. Simha F. Landau
6 A Failure to Prevent Crime-Should it be criminal? Prof. Miri Gur-Arye
7 Can Freedom of Expression Survive Social Trauma? The Israeli Experience Prof. Miri Gur-Arye
8 Reliance on a Lawyer's Mistaken Advice-Should it be an Excuse from Criminal Liability? Prof. Miri Gur-Arye
9 Senior Public Figure Offenders and the Criminal Justice System: The Public's Perception Prof. Simha F. Landau, Prof. Leslie Sebba and Prof. David Weisbrud
10 Child Protection or Child Liberation? Reflections on the Movement to Ban Physical Punishment by Parents and Educators Prof. Leslie Sebba

European Law Forum

Intellectual Property, Law and Technology Forum

The Faculty’s Intellectual Property Forum focuses on research and public activities in the areas of IP. The Forum emphasizes critical, interdisciplinary and comparative research in the area of IP. The faculty’s team in the area of IP incudes: Dr. Katya Assaf, Dr. Guy Pessach and Dr. Michal Shur-Ofry. In addition to an ongoing IP workshop, the forum hosts visiting professors in the area of IP and collaborates with other bodies and research centers dedicated to the area of IP.


Visiting professors in recent years included: Professor Martin Adelman (George Washington University); Professor Jane Ginsburg (Columbia University); Professor Katherine Strandburg (NYU); Professor Barton Beebe (NYU) and Sir Robin Jacob (UCL).


The forum also spearheads an annual advanced IP research seminar in collaboration with WIPO – the World Intellectual Property Organization which brings together research students and professors from a variety of universities including: The Max-Planck Institute (MPI) for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich; VU University of Amsterdam; the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich; the School of Law, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg; the Department of Commercial Law, HANKEN School of Economics, Helsinki; the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program, Michigan State University; the School of Law, University of Geneva; the Stanford Law School (SLS), Stanford University, California; University of Connecticut, Hartford.


For further information and inquires please contact: Dr. Guy Pessach at guy.pessach@mail.huji.ac.il

International Law Forum

What is the International Law Forum?

The International Law Forum is an academic center devoted to the more effective development of international law and policy, by supporting experts and scholars in the field. Since its establishment in 2004, the Forum has sought to provide a medium through which outstanding research, review, public debate, and the widespread dissemination of international law issues could be pursued. 

 

What are the Forums' Goals?

The Forum aims to facilitate the assembly and dissemination of information pertinent to current developments in International Law. Other activities of the Forum aim to improve the manner in which international law is interpreted, and subsequently utilized by States, from within their domestic spheres.

 

Forum Activities

In pursuit of its goals, the Forum actively engages interested academics, advanced students, government officials, lawyers and NGO activists from both Israel and abroad, and brings them together in one location to present their research findings and opinions.
The Forums' current range of activities includes:
 
  1. Weekly seminars: In the seminars, research papers are presented and recent developments in international law are discussed. The program for the coming Semester is available here.
     
  2. Year in Review: The Forum organizes an annual meeting that aims to discuss the major developments in international law in the passing year. 
     
  3. International conferences: The Forum organizes conferences  and symposiums on key international law issues and developments. See here to find out more about the next conference. 
     
  4. Research projects: The Forum initiates the establishment of specific study groups in order to study in-depth specific international law issues. 
     
  5. Student Activities: such as local and international moot court competitions are co-ordinated through the Forum. Fantastic opportunities to apply for scholarships, or internships with international tribunals may also be advertised. See here.
     
  6. Publications: The Forum publishes online research papers on international law issues. You can view these papers on the award winning Social Science Research Network site, otherwise known as SSRN. See http://papers.ssrn.com.


Prominent Israeli guest speakers at Forum events have included senior government officials from the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Israeli Supreme Court President, the Israeli Attorney General, and the Israeli Defence Force Advocate General. The regular presence of speakers of this caliber, emphasizes both the size and quality of the Forum, and illustrates one of the many ways in which the Forum encourages interdisciplinary communication- making it an excellent interface between the Israeli and global community, and a vibrant, up-to-date centre from which to disseminate new concepts and information on International Law. 


By engaging scholars from both Israel and abroad, the Forum has established itself as a focal point for research work undertaken worldwide. In 2008-2009 the Forum aims to expand on and secure the services it provides by strengthening its administration and establishing a permanent legal clinic focused on International Law.

   

Meetings' Program – 1st Semester, 2016-2017

The meetings of the International Law Forum in the coming semester will take place on Tuesdays, 14:30-16:00 at the teachers' seminar room (room 119) in the Faculty of Law. Reading materials will be distributed in advance prior to each meeting. Each meeting will begin by a short presentation by the speaker, followed by a round-table discussion. All meetings will be conducted in English. The meetings' program (which is subject to changes – to be announced in advance) is as follows:

   

Topics

Speakers

Date

Opening Session:

Brexit, EU Law and International Law

Prof. Malcolm N. Shaw

Prof. Guy Harpaz

8/11/16

International Courts in the Arab World

Prof. Cesare Romano

22/11/16

Updates on Developments in International Law

TBA

29/11/16

Justice for Foxes or Justice for Hedgehogs?

Dr. Maria Varaki

6/12/16

WTO Appellate Body

Prof. Rob Howse

20/12/16

Geopolitics and Culture in the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Ms. Vera Shikhelman

3/1/17

TBA

Prof. Jan Wouters

10/1/17

National Identities and the Right to SelfDetermination of Peoples: 'Civic Nationalism Plus' in Israel and Other Multinational StatesDr. Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen7/3/17
International Investment Law and International Human Rights

Prof. Moshe Hirsch  

Prof. Steffen Hindelang

14/3/17
Legal advisers during warfare: Film screening and discussion - Eye In the Sky

Major General (Ret.) Danny Efroni

Adv. Pnina Sharvit Baruch

21/3/17
Updates on Developments in International LawTBA25/4/17
Comparative Law and Human Rights: Why Compare Human Rights?Prof. Samantha Besson9/5/17
TBAProf. Christine Kaufmann13/6/17
A session in honor of Sir Nigel Rodley: The tale of a champion of human rightProf. Yuval Shany27/6/17

 

Other forums and conventions

Final event of the National Competition on International Humanitarian Law

Dear Colleagues, 

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is pleased to invite you to the final event of the Seventh National Competition on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for students in Israel.

The event will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 16:45 at Mishkenot Sha'ananim – Jerusalem. An invitation is attached here.

Please RSVP to: eaboresi@icrc.org

We look forward to seeing you

The Joint International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Forum

ALMA and the Radzyner School of Law of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) would like to invite you to the next session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law Forum. The session will be held on October 30, 2013, at 18:30 in room S4 in the IDC.

In this session Adv. Yaniv Roznai will present his new paper:

"Cracking the Nuc" in the Legal Field: An Israeli Attack on Iran's Nuclear Facilities From an International Law Perspective


Workshop- Economic and Social Rights in National Constitutions

The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations and the Department of International Relations (Doctoral Workshop) will be hosting on Tuesday, June 17, 2013,  Prof, Courtney Jung from the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

Prof. Jung will deliver a talk on "Economic and Social Rights in National Constitutions".  The talk will take place within the framework of the doctoral workshop for IR Ph.D. students, on Tuesday June 17, 2013, between 1630 and 1800 in Room 5420 Social Sciences.

 

Conference- Law & Security: Perspectives from the Field and Beyond

An invitation is attached here.

Criminal law workshop event - torture

On Monday, June 17th, the Criminal Law workshop will host prof. David Luban (Georgetown   university), who will present a chapter from his book: Defining Torture in Law and in Life.

The workshop will take place between 18:30-20:00 in room 119 at the Law Faculty building.

The Fiscal Crisis and how it has changed the EU: A Legal Perspective

Prof. Dr. Jörn Axel Kämmerer (Bucerius Law School, Hamburg) will discuss the topic this Tuesday (June 11th).

See attached invitation.

A workshop on the history of international law

On Tuesday, May 28th, The workshop on the history of law would be hosting prof. Rande Kostal from the University of Western Ontario.

Prof. Kostal will present his book: 

Laying Down the Law:  The United States and the Legal Reconstruction of Germany and Japan, 1945-49

Excerpts from his book are attached here.

The workshop will be conducted at 16:30-18:00 at room 119.

Research

Call for Pre-Proposals

See the attached file.

  

SSRN Publications of Forum Members

Moot courts and competitions

ICRC

ICRC National Competition

The National IHL Competition is a four-day event organized by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent delegation in Israel. During the competition, teams of three students from different Israeli academic institutions participate in several rounds of simulations that not only test their knowledge of international humanitarian law but also their ability to apply it to real-life situations (such as giving legal advice on the legitimacy of bombing a bridge which is used to transport weapons to enemy troops but is also essential to the delivery of essential food supplies to the civilian population). 

The object and purpose of the event is to educate and familiraise students with the different aspects and delicate balances within IHL. The students are not only required to acquire a vast knowledge in international law and in particular in IHL, but they also to learn how to advocate such rules in accordance with their role in the simulations.The object and purpose of the event is to educate and familiraise students with the different aspects and delicate balances within IHL. The students are not only required to acquire a vast knowledge in international law and in particular in IHL, but they also to learn how to advocate such rules in accordance with their role in the simulations. 

The winning team will receive the IHL Competition Award and will be granted a prize by the organizing committee - sponsorship to the Pictet international IHL competition (provided that the team applies and is admitted to the latter competition separately). It is noteworthy that ever since the beginning of the national competition, at least one Israeli team has managed to get admitted to the international competition. Moreover, the Israeli national competition has produced the winning team of the international competition in 2010 and 2011 (the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya) and in 2012 the two teams respresnting Israeli academic institutions have made it to the semi-final (Hebrew University and Interdisciplinary Center). 

Troughout the years, many team representing Israeli academic institutions have participated in the competition (including Haifa University, Tel-Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Hebrew University, Sha'arei Mishpat College, Ramat-Gan College, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Ono Academic College and College of Management). 

Each participating team is trained by coaches provided by their hosting academic institutions and are granted academic points for their participation in the competition. 

Jessup

Jessup Moot Court Competition 

About Jessup

The Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition is the largest and most prestigious moot court competition in the world. Students from more than 80 countries and 550 law schools compete each year in regional competitions for the distinction of proceeding to the International Rounds. Held every spring in Washington, D.C, the International Rounds are conducted together with the Annual Conference of theAmerican Society of International Law (ASIL). The Competition is organized by the International Law Student Association (ILSA). Simulating a fictional dispute between States brought before the International Court of Justice – the judicial organ of the United Nations – the competition requires each participating team to prepare detailed oral and written pleadings, arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.

 

Thousands of law students from all around the world work yearlong on the Jessup problem, which tackles crucial questions of international law. Only one Israeli team can advance to the international rounds. Usually, a national competition is held annually in Tel Aviv for the purpose of determining which school team should proceed. The Hebrew University has participated in Jessup since 2007, and has since claimed the uninterrupted honour of proceeding to the International Championships. Hebrew University students have additionally demonstrated to be extremely talented in their international performances. In 2008, they achieved sixth place (from approximately 90 teams) in the preliminary rounds, and advanced automatically to the octo-final rounds; whilst in 2009 the Hebrew University team was rated amongst the top twenty-four teams (from approximately 110 teams), and went on to participate in the advanced rounds. Several team members have also been entered on the list of the top 100 oralists, and the team's memorials were graded among the top 15 (11th place in 2008, 13th place in 2009). The 2010-2011 team won all four rounds in the preliminary stages and was ranked 8. The team went to compete in the advanced rounds and for the first time in the Faculty’s history made it to the quarter-finals. Their written memorials were ranked among the top 10 best written submission (10th place). The 2011-2012 team continued this tradition of success, finishing the preliminary rounds in 7th place and its written submissions being ranked 6th. More recently, the 2012-2013 team equalled the University's record by reaching the quarter-finals of the competition – losing to the competition finalists – in a year in which over 550 institutions around the world participated. For the first time, all the University's oralists eligible for ranking finished in the top 50. Most recently, the 2013-2014 Hebrew University team narrowly lost on a split decision to the finalist team in the competition. Competition organizers and judges have been repeatedly and deeply impressed by the excellent performance of Hebrew University students.

 

For more information, see the Jessup site: http://www.ilsa.org/jessup

 

Hebrew University Teams

 

Hebrew University Jessup teams consist of 4 to 5 specially selected students from the Faculty of Law, who spend the year receiving intensive training in International Law. Particular attention is paid to improving research, writing, and litigation skills of contestants under the tutelage of Adv Tal Mimran and Ori Pomson (2014-2015).

 

After committing themselves to a period of substantial research during the fall semester, the Jessup team prepares written memorials addressed to the International Court of Justice based on the competition’s case (the Compromis). The team then presents oral arguments at the Regional Competition in Tel Aviv, which takes place in February of the competition year. The team who wins the Regional Competition proceeds to the International Rounds in Washington D.C.

 

If you are interested in pursuing an opportunity to partake in Jessup please contact Ori Pomson at: ori.pomson@mail.huji.ac.il

 

The Current Team 2015-2016

 

Coaches: Adv. Tal Mimran and Ori Pomson

  Rebecca Baskin

Rebecca is a second year student at the Law Faculty, and has received a bachelor degree magna cum laude in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies, also at the Hebrew University. Rebecca was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and immigrated to Israel in 2009. She did her military service as a basic training commander in the Air Force. During her international relations studies, Rebecca participated in the International Committee of the Red Cross’ international humanitarian law competition, and the following year coached the Hebrew University teams in this competition. During her time at the Hebrew University, Rebecca has worked as a research assistant focusing on the evolution of Iraqi personal status law, and as the coordinator of an interdisciplinary doctoral program at the Law Faculty's Minerva Center for Human Rights. She is currently the student assistant for the Faculty's International Law Forum. 

     
  Shahar Brukner

Shahar is a third year student in the joint Law and Economics program at the Hebrew University. He graduated from the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa, where he was also an active Scout in charge of guiding several age groups. Following high school, Shahar served in the 12th Battalion of the Golani Brigade as a squad leader. After finishing his service, he worked as the tribe leader of the Carmel Scouts tribe, the largest one in the Haifa region. Last year, Shahar took part in the Law Faculty’s International Human Rights clinic, where he led a program granting health insurance to asylum-seeking minors. He currently works as a research assistant in the Israeli Supreme Court’s research department.

     
  Michal Goffer 

Michal is a second year student at the Law Faculty. She studied at Ort Kiryat Tivon High School, where she was active in the community and in the Noar Oved Velomed youth movement. Following graduation, Michal served in Naval Intelligence as an analyst and coordinated between the forces at sea and headquarters. In the first year of her studies, she volunteered in the “Adopt a Grandparent” program, where she aided an elderly woman throughout the year. This year, Michal is part of the team representing students before the university’s disciplinary committee.

     
  Stav Zeitouni

Stav is a second year student at the Hebrew University, double majoring in Law and Psychology. She graduated from Shoham High School, where she was also active in the local Scouts tribe, and served as an Intelligence officer in the IDF. Prior to university, Stav worked as a trail guide at a YMCA summer camp in northern Minnesota. In her first year of studies, she took part in a dialogue scholarship involving Jewish and Arab students and volunteered in the “Speaking Hebrew” program, where she taught young women from Issawiya Hebrew. Stav currently volunteers in the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center’s legal accompaniment department.

 

     
 

Tal Mendelson

Tal is a second year student of Law and English Literature. She served in the Intelligence Corps of the IDF as a commander in basic and advanced training courses and as a researcher. Tal is a member of the Hebrew University Debating Society; along with her partner, she won the Israeli Debating Championships for junior speakers and competed in the European University Debating Championships. In her first year of studies, Tal volunteered at the Hebrew University Law Students' Alumni Association, and she currently works as an instructor of high-school debating.

Jessup Archive

Jessup Archive

Jessup Moot Court Competition 

About Jessup

The Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition is the largest and most prestigious moot court competition in the world. Students from more than 80 countries and 550 law schools compete each year in regional competitions for the distinction of proceeding to the International Rounds. Held every spring in Washington, D.C, the International Rounds are conducted together with the Annual Conference of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). The Competition is organized by the International Law Student Association (ILSA).

Simulating a fictional dispute between States brought before the International Court of Justice- the judicial organ of the United Nations, the competition requires each participating team to prepare detailed oral and written pleadings, arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case. Thousands of law students from all around the world work yearlong on the Jessup problem, which tackles crucial questions of international law. Only one Israeli team can advance to the international rounds. A national competition is held annually in Tel Aviv for the purpose of determining which school team should proceed. The Hebrew University has participated in Jessup since 2007, and has since claimed the uninterrupted honour of proceeding to the International Championships. Hebrew University students have additionally proved extremely talented in their international performances. In 2008, they achieved sixth place (from approximately 90 teams) in the preliminary rounds, and advanced automatically to the octo-final rounds; whilst in 2009 the Hebrew University team was rated amongst the top twenty-four teams (from approximately 110 teams), and went on to participate in the advanced rounds. Several team members have also been entered on the list of the top 100 oralists, and the team's memorials were graded among the top 15 (11th place in 2008, 13th place in 2009). The 2010-2011 team won all four rounds in the preliminary stages and was ranked 8. The team went to compete in the advanced rounds and for the first time in the school's history has made it to the quarter-finals. Their written memorials were ranked among the top 10 best written submission (10th place). The 2011-2012 team continued this tradition of success, finishing the preliminary rounds in 7th place and its written submissions being ranked 6th. Most recently, the 2012-2013 team equalled the University's record by reaching the quarter-finals of the competition – losing to the competition finalists – in a year in which over 550 institutions around the world participated. For the first time, all the University's oralists eligible for ranking finished in the top 50: David Zlotogorski (36), Ori Pomson (36) and Maya Freund (41). Competition organizers and judges have been repeatedly and deeply impressed by the excellent performance of Hebrew University students.


For more information, see the Jessup site: http://www.ilsa.org/jessup


 
Hebrew University Teams

 

Hebrew University Jessup teams consist of 4 to 5 specially selected students from the Faculty of Law, who spend the year receiving intensive training in International Law. Particular attention is paid to improving research, writing, and litigation skills of contestants under the tutelage of Adv. Tal Mimran and Ori Pomson (2013-2014).

 

After committing themselves to a period of substantial research during the fall semester, the Jessup team prepares written memorials addressed to the International Court of Justice based on the competition’s case (the Compromis). The team then presents oral arguments at the Regional Competition in Tel Aviv, which takes place in February of the competition year. The team who wins the Regional Competition proceeds to the International Rounds in Washington D.C.

 

If you are interested in pursuing an opportunity to partake in Jessup please contact Ori Pomson at: ori.pomson@mail.huji.ac.il

 

 

The Current Team 2014-2015

 

Coaches: Adv. Tal Mimran and Ori Pomson

  

  Talila Devir

 

Talila is a second year student in the joint law and international relations program at the Hebrew University. For the past year and a half, Talila has been volunteering at the Jerusalem centre for assisting refugees and asylum seekers in realising their rights. Talila studied for two years at an international high school in Costa Rica which is part of the United World College education movement. During these two years, Talila volunteered in a number of programs, including clown care in Nicaragua, providing sports activities for persons with disabilities through the Special Olympics program and teaching Hebrew at the international school. Talila did her military service in a unit in the intelligence branch and also served as a commander in an advanced training course. During her service, Talila volunteered in providing educational assistance in the Mesila centre.

     
  Tamar Drori

 

Tamar is a second year student in the joint law and international relations program at the Hebrew University. Tamar studied at the Mevo’ot Irron school, where she participate in the “Eina’im Aherot” program for promoting strengthening of ties between Jewish and Arab youths, which included her participating in delegation to New York. In addition, Tamar volunteered in the Magen David Adom organisation. Tamar served in the IDF Spokesperson Brigade, where she worked in the printed press department and alongside the most senior journalists and editors in Israel. Following her military service, Tamar volunteered for a number of months in a children’s centre in Arusha, Tanzania. In her first year at the Hebrew University, Tamar participated in the Model United Nations society and represented it in competitions. Additionally, Tamar participated in the Department of International Relation’s debate society.

     
  Danny Rosenblatt

 

Danny is a third year student in the law faculty. He emigrated from the United States after high school, and following army service completed his bachelor’s degree in history at Bar Ilan University before commencing his legal studies at the Hebrew University. He represented the faculty at the annual European International Model United Nations (TEIMUN) in The Hague during his second year, where he was awarded best delegate. Danny currently serves as a member of the editorial board of Israel Law Review.

     
  Daniel Shil Szriber

 

Daniel is an LL.M. student specialising in international law. Daniel graduated from the Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. During his studies, he worked as an intern in different Brazilian law offices specialising in commercial law, M&A and arbitration. Additionally, as an undergraduate student, Daniel took part in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot as a researcher, speaker and assistant coach. Daniel was also a co-founder and the first vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Arbitration Students (ABEARB).

     
 

Nir Weintraub

 

Nir is a third year student at the Law Faculty and has received bachelor’s degrees in international relations and communication. Nir was born in Jerusalem and lived in the United States until the age of 10, when he returned to Jerusalem and where he has been living ever since. Nir did his military service in the Kfir Brigade. During his international relations studies, Nir participated in the International Committee of the Red Cross’ international humanitarian law competition, and two years later coached the Hebrew University team in this competition. Additionally, Nir worked as a teaching assistant in Hebrew University Department of International Relations’ international law course. Nir is currently a member of the Israel Law Review editorial board and has been active in the Law Faculty’s clinic for the rights of persons with disabilities. Nir also works in legal firm which focuses on constitutional and administrative law, in addition to being a research assistant on labour law in the Faculty.

The Current Team 2013-2014

 

Coaches: Adv. Tal Mimran and Ori Pomson

 

    Gali Rosenstein

 

Gali is a second year student in the law and English literature program. Additionally, she is the deputy head of the Yerushalmiyot women's empowerment organisation and works in the Foreign Ministry's situation room. During her first year, Gali volunteered in the Yotzim Laderch ("Embarking") project, assisting former ultra-orthodox students. Gali served for five years as an officer and a first lieutenant commander in the Army Spokesperson unit, and later in the International Intelligence Cooperation unit. Gali previously volunteered for a year on behalf of the Scouts movement in the moshava of Yavniel and she also participated as a counsellor and in the movement's activities. She partook in a number of youth delegations to the United States on behalf of the Scouts, her school and the Tel Aviv municipality.

     
    Nitzan (Fisher) Conforti

 

Nitzan is a second year law student. Nitzan was born in Israel and lived in Los Angeles during her youth, where, in high school, she studied in a program for excellency in English literature and history. She began her army service in 2008, where she served in Army Radio and finished the Army Station journalists' course with excellence. During here four and a half years of service, Nitzan an international news correspondent and editor for Army Radio and she was also editor for the current affairs and news programs. She is married to Itamar.

     
    Nuphar Gafni

 

Nuphar is a second year law and business administration student at the Hebrew University. During high school, Nuphar was a councillor in Maccabi T'zair youth movement and was an active member of the Seeds of Peace organisation. Nuphar completed her army service as an officer in the Intelligence Corps and discharged as a 2nd lieutenant. As a student, Nuphar represented the Law Faculty in the annual Model United Nations in Szeged, Hungary and was awarded with the prize for the "best delegation" with her teammates. Nuphar also volunteered in a student project that supports and assists former ultra-orthodox students in their studies.

     
    Shai Luchtenstein 

 

Shai is a third year law student. He is 26 years of age and grew up in Ramat Hasharon. Shai served as an officer in a recon unit of the IDF armoured corps. During his university studies, he participated in the legal clinic for disability rights and in the European International Model United Nations (TEIMUN) in The Hague. Shai also served as a tutor in the assistance program for students who are not fluent in Hebrew.

     
 

Tomer Treger

 

Tomer is a second year law and English literature student. In his youth, Tomer studied at the International School in Bangkok, Thailand. Later, Tomer continued to be more interested and active in international affairs and was involved in the Seeds of Peace organisation in the United States and the Tevel b'Tzedek ("The Earth – in Justice") organisation in Nepal. During his first year of studies, Tomer participated in the Hebrew University's Model United Nations program and represented it in competitions. He served for four years in an elite IDF combat unit. Tomer currently translates poetry and literary texts and volunteers in an organisation for empowering youth in east and west Jerusalem.

ICC

The International Criminal Court Competition


The International Criminal Court, as the first permanent institution set up to try alleged perpetrators of the most horrific crimes against humanity, has drawn much interest amongst lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Nowhere is this more appropriate than amongst the lawyers and policy makers of the future. Thus, theInternational Criminal Law Network (ICLN) has developed the ICC Trial Competition. While there exist a number of established moot court competitions, the ICC Trial Competition is unique in its direct focus on ICC proceedings and international criminal law. In 2011, the International Criminal Court also recognized the ICLN ICC Trial Competition as the only official English International Criminal Court moot court competition in the world. The competition gives a wide scope of advocacy in allowing students not only to take on the role of prosecutor or defence counsel, but also that of victims' counsel. The judges are established and highly respected practitioners in the field of international criminal law and are comprised of both lawyers and internationally renowned judges from the ICC and ICTY themselves.


The purpose of the ICC Trial Competition is threefold:

  1. To allow top law students worldwide to improve their knowledge of international criminal law in practice, and in particular, the ICC and its proceedings.
  2. To provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with world-famous institutions in The Hague such as the ICC, the ICTY, the OPCW, the International Court of Justice and the Peace Palace Library.
  3. To enhance knowledge about the Rome Statute within countries that have yet to ratify it, by providing the top legal minds of the future from both Member and non Member States an opportunity to learn more about the ICC.


For the 2013 edition, a record number of 37 teams will be participating, from 27 countries worldwide! The 6th edition of the ICLN ICC Trial Competition will take place from 21 until 26 April 2013 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The finals of the Competition will take place at the ICC and will be adjudicated by actual ICC Judges!

In April 2013, Faculty students will participate in the 6th edition of the ICLN ICC Trial Competition at The Hague. This will be the second year in which faculty students participate in this competition: last year's team included Adam Shahaf, who is the assistant coach for this year's team. The team begun working this summer, but accelerated the pace of its work once it received the problem case in early November. 



The Hebrew University Team
2012-2013
The team is coached by Dr. Rotem Giladi. Its participation in the Competition is sponsored by the Minerva Center for Human Rights, with the support of the Law Faculty and the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 

Yulia Kniazev
Yulia was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1987, and moved to Israel with her family in 1994. She grew up in Arad and studied at Ort Zimetbaum, Class of 2006. Yulia served in the IDF between the years 2006-2009 as an International Relations Officer. Currently, she is studying Llb Law and International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Class of 2013. 



Eitan Kaplansky 
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1988, and moved to Israel with his family in 1999. Studied at Yeshivat Ner Tamid in Hashmonaim, Class of 2006. Currently studying law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LLB), Class of 2015. 



Sharon Aviram 
Sharon was born in 1987 in Tel Aviv, Israel. She graduated from Maccabim-Reut High School, Class of 2005. Sharon served in the IAF between the years 2005-2011 as an interceptor officer. Today, Sharon is a second year Law student in Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. She is an alumnus of the StandWithUs Israel Fellowship of 2012. 



Eitan Smith 
Born 1988 in Jerusalem. Studied at the Hebrew University Secondary School (leyada), Jerusalem, Class of 2006. Today studies at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in the Law& Business Management (M.A) Program, class of 2012. 

Links

Think Tanks

BESA Center for Strategic Studies (Bar-Ilan University)

www.biu.ac.il/Besa

Harry S. Truman Institute for Peace (Hebrew University)

www.truman.huji.ac.il

International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT)

www.ict.org.il

Israel Democracy Institute

www.idi.org.il

Israel Policy Forum

www.israelpolicyforum.org

Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (Tel Aviv University)

www.tau.ac.il/jcss/

 

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

www.jcpa.org

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs

www.jinsa.org

Jewish People Policy Planning Institute (JPPPI)

www.jpppi.org.il

Leonard Davis Institute For International Relations

www.davis.huji.ac.il

Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute

www.brookdale-en.pionet.com

Present Tense Institute for Creative Zionism

http://creativezionism.weebly.com

Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research (T.A.U.)

www.tau.ac.il/peace

Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel

www.taubcenter.org.il

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

www.washingtoninstitute.org

Research on international law

ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law

http://www.asil.org/resource/humrts1.htm#Section5

 

United Nations Treaty Collection

http://untreaty.un.org/

International Law Commission

http://www.un.org/law/ilc/

Electronic Information System for International Law

http://www.eisil.org/

European Society of International Law

http://www.esil-sedi.eu/english/

American Society of International Law

http://www.asil.org/

Harvard International Law Journal Online

http://www.harvardilj.org/

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

http://www.mpil.de/ww/en/pub/news.cfm

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge

http://www.lcil.cam.ac.uk/

Jean Monnet Program at NYU

http://www.jeanmonnetprogram.org/

Institute for International Law and Justice at NYU

http://www.iilj.org/

Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Helsinki

http://www.helsinki.fi/eci/

Jus Cogens: Recent Developments in International Law: http://www.juscogens.net/

Journals of international law

International Law Reporter

http://ilreports.blogspot.co.il/

 

Oxford Journals

http://www.oxfordjournals.org/subject/law/

 

Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law

http://www.cjicl.org.uk/

 

Wiley- General and Introductory Law

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-351021.html

 

Human Rights Review

http://link.springer.com/journal/12142

 

The International Journal of Human Rights

http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/fjhr20

 

Kluwer Law Online journals

http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/index.php?area=Journals

Israel

Israel’s Supreme Court

http://www.court.gov.il/heb/home.htm

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa

President of Israel

http://www.president.gov.il/defaults/default_en.asp

Israal Government Portal:

http://www.gov.il/

Israel Defense Forces

http://dover.idf.il/

Bank of Israel

http://www.bankisrael.gov.il/

Israel's Ministry of Trade

http://www.moit.gov.il/

Israel's State Comptroller and Ombudsman

http://www.mevaker.gov.il/serve/site/english/index.asp

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics

http://www.cbs.gov.il

Manufacterers Association of Israel

http://www.industry.org.il/

Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute

http://www.export.gov.il/

European Forum at the Hebrew University: Links to Government and Official Bodies and Research and Education in Israel

http://www.ef.huji.ac.il/ef/links/Israel.shtml

Economic law

World Trade Organization

http://www.wto.org

2012 WTO news

http://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news_e.htm

 

World Bank

http://www.worldbank.org

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

www.ictsd.org


International Development Research Centre

www.idrc.org


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

http://www.oecd.org

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

www.unctad.org


International Economic Law and Policy Blog

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/


Trade Law Center for Southern Africa

http://www.tralac.org/

ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group

http://www.asil.org/economiclaw/index.html

European Union

External Trade
http://ec.europa.eu/trade/

ישרדISERD 

http://www.iserd.org.il


האיגוד הישראלי ללימודי אירופה

www.biu.ac.il/soc/iasei

אתר הפורום האירופי של האוניברסיטה העברית

http://www.ef.huji.ac.il/

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung: עלון היחסים העסקיים בין האיחוד האירופי לישראל

http://www.fes.org.il/hebrew/israel_eu.asp

European Law Blog

http://europeanlawblog.eu/?page_id=75

International Courts and tribunals

Project on International Courts and Tribunals

http://www.pict-pcti.org/

International Court of Justice

http://www.icj-cij.org/

International Criminal Court:

http://www.icc-cpi.int/

International Tribunal for Law of the Sea

http://www.itlos.org/

Permanent Court of Arbitration

http://www.pca-cpa.org/

European Court of Human Rights

http://www.echr.coe.int/echr/

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia:

http://www.un.org/icty/

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda:

http://www.ictr.org/

Special Court for Sierra Leone

http://www.sc-sl.org/

 

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia:

http://www.eccc.gov.kh/english/

 

Iraqi Special Tribunal

http://www.iraqispecialtribunal.org

Blogs on international law

International Law Reporter

http://ilreports.blogspot.co.il/

 

Lawfare

http://www.lawfareblog.com/

 

Opinio Juris

http://opiniojuris.org/

 

Legal Theory Blog

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/

 

Kenneth Anderson Laws of War and Just War Theory:

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/

 

IntLawGrrls:  Voices on international law, policy, practice:

http://intlawgrrls.blogspot.com/index.html

 

ECJ Blog

http://www.ecjblog.com/

 

EU Law and Politics

http://bloggingabouteulawandpolitics.blogspot.com/

 

EU Lawblog

http://eulawblogger.blogspot.com/

 

Georgetown International Law Blog:

http://explore.georgetown.edu/blogs/?BlogID=2

 

International Crimes Blog:

http://www.internationalcrimesblog.com/

 

International Environmental Law Blog:

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/intlenvironment/

 

Comparative Law Blog

http://comparativelawblog.blogspot.com/

 

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/

International Humanitarian law

ALMA - Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law
http://www.alma-ihl.org/

Treaties and Customary Law

http://www.icrc.org/eng/war-and-law/treaties-customary-law/index.jsp

 

ICRC- What's new?

http://www.icrc.org/eng/home/whats-new/index.jsp

 

ICRC- Annual Report

http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/annual-report/index.jsp

 

International Committee of the Red Cross:

http://www.icrc.org/

International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative

http://www.ihlresearch.org/ihl/

Human Rights Law

Human Rights Library

http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/

Environmental Law

ASIL Guide to Environmental Law

http://www.asil.org/resource/env1.htm

Multilaterals Project, Fletcher School

http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multilaterals.html

Globelaw

http://www.globelaw.com

United Nations Environment  Programme

http://www.unep.org

Commission for Environmental Cooperation

http://www.cec.org

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

http://www.ipcc.ch

European Commission: Environment Directorate General

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/environment/index_en.htm

European Environment Agency

http://www.eea.europa.eu

European Environmental Law

http://www.eel.nl

OECD: Environment Directorate

http://www.oecd.org/department/0,3355,en_2649_33713_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

OAS: Sustainable Development and Environment

http://www.oas.org/dsd

UN: Division for Sustainable Development

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev

UN: Food and Agriculture Organization

http://www.fao.org

International Atomic Energy Agency

http://www.iaea.org

World Bank: Environment

http://go.worldbank.org/B28KB6VQQ0

World Meteorological Organization

http://www.wmo.ch

Asia-Pacific Center for Environmental Law

http://law.nus.edu.sg/apcel

Pace Virtual Environmental Law Library

http://www.law.pace.edu/environment/VEL.html

Greenpeace

http://www.greenpeace.org


International Organizations

United Nations

http://www.un.org

UN News Centre

http://www.un.org/News/

European Union

http://europa.eu.int

International Monetary Fund

www.imf.org

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC):

http://www.apecsec.org.sg

Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN):

http://www.asean.or.id

Organization of American States -OAS: 

http://www.oas.org/

Amnesty International

http://www.amnesty.org

World Health Organization

http://www.who.int

International Maritime Organization

http://www.imo.org

International Organizations

Italy's Diplomatic and Parliamentary Practice on International Law

Thanks

We thank the following funds: 


Dr. Emilio von Hofmannsthal Fund 

Hersch Lauterpacht Fund 

Bruce W. Wayne Chair Fund

Archive

Meetings' Program – 2nd Semester, 2015-2016

Topics

Speakers

Date

International Tribunals and Collective Memory

Prof. Moshe Hirsch

1.3.16

  New Directions in the Study of International Law:
Treaty Interpretation in International Law (Shereshevsky)
An Unlikely Hard Place: The Surprising Role of International Law in U.S. Regulatory Rulemaking (Megido)

Mr. Yahli Shereshevsky

Ms. Tamar Megido

15.3.16

Updates on Developments in International Law:

TBD

29.3.16

Evolution of Investment Law in the Context of State-Driven Change and Arbitral Responses

Prof. Wolfgang Alschner 

24.5.16

Paris Climate Change Agreement

Prof. Daniel Bodansky

31.5.16

TBD

 Prof. Jeffrey Dunoff

7.6.16

The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice

Prof. Maya Steinitz

14.6.16

 

Meetings' Program – Second Semester, 2014-2015

Topics

Lecturers

Date

ICJ case concerning the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)

Prof. Andreas Zimmermann (University of Potsdam)

3/3/2015

The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones?

 

Prof. Oren Gross 
(University of Minnesota)

18/3/2015

International Legal Theory and Psychology

Prof. Anne van-Aaken (University of St. Gallen)

14/4/2015

 

Resolution 242 Revisited: New Evidence on the Required Scope of Israeli Withdrawal

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich (Northwestern University)

28/4/2015

Lawyers in Warfare: Who Needs Them?

Dr.  Ziv Bohrer 
(Bar-Ilan University)

12/5/2015

WTO Panelists Are From Mars, ICSID Arbitrators Are From Venus: Why? And Does it Matter?

Prof. Joost Pauwelyn (Institute of International and Development Studies)

16/6/2015 (15:00)

TBA

Update meeting

23/6/2015

 

Meetings' Program – Second Semester, 2013-2014

Date

Speakers

Topics

18.2.14

Prof. Tomer Broude
Adv. Tal Mimran
Shany Friedmann

Updates on Recent Developments in International Law:
Decision Regarding Seals in the WTO
The Jones Judgment of the ECHR
Continental Shelf in the Arctic Ocean 

4.3.14

Prof. Yoram Haftel 

When Do States Renegotiate International Agreements? The Case of Bilateral Investment Treaties

18.3.14

Dr. Guy Harpaz

The EU's Insistence on Non-Extraterritorial Application of its Trade Agreements with Israel: A Paradigm Shift or PR Exercise?

29.4.14

Dr. Shai Dothan

Why Granting States a Margin of Appreciation Supports the Formation of a Genuine European Consensus

13.5.14

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich

State Practice on Economic Dealings With Occupied Territories

20.5.14

Prof. Robert Howse

Leo Strauss, Carl Schmitt and 'German Nihilism'

10.6.14

Dr. Tilmann Altwicker

What is Transnational Counter-Terrorism Law? – Prevention and Human Rights

17.6.14

Prof. Robbie Sabel, Dr. Yael Ronen, Yahli Shereshevsky

Updates on Recent Developments in International Law

 

Meetings' Program – 1st Semester, 2013-2014

Date

Speakers

Topics

22.10.13

Prof. Moshe Hirsch

Prof. Robbie Sabel – Humanitarian Intervention

Dr. Eitan Barak – Chemical Weapons

Dr. Gilad Noam – International Criminal Law

The Conflict in Syria: An International Law Perspective

29.10.13

Prof. Malcolm N. Shaw

Legality and Legitimacy in International Law (Will be held at Beit Maiersdorf, Romm 501)

5.11.13

Prof. Anne Peters

International Constitutional Law - Are we Moving towards Constitutionalization of the World Community?

12.11.13

Prof. Tomer Broude

Behavioral International Law

26.11.13

Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir

Dr. Rotem Giladi

The Status of Refugees in Israel – Past and Present

17.12.13

Prof. Dan Bodansky - Canceled

"The Who, What and Wherefore of Geoengineering Governance" (121 Climate Change 539)

24.12.13

Prof. Ruti Teitel

Transitional Justice and Judicial Activism – A Right to Accountability?

6.1.13

16:00-20:00 in Beit Meirsdorf, Mt. Scopus, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The Annual conference of the International Law Forum

14.1.14

Adv. Hile Echerman, Adv. Daniel Geron, Dr. Shai Dothan

Updates on Recent Developments in International Law

   

Meetings' Program – 2nd Semester, 2012-2013

Date

Speakers

Topics

23.4.13

Prof. Christoph Schreuer

Do We Really Need International Investment Arbitration

9.4.13

Prof. Dan Joyner

International Legal Issues relevant to Iran's Nuclear Program

5.3.13

The Turkel Report: Prof. Yuval Shany The Nature of Investigations: Dr. Michelle Lesh

The Nature of Investigations under International Law: Reflections on the Turkel Report and Beyond

9.4.13

Prof. Dan Joyner

International Legal Issues relevant to Iran's Nuclear Program

23.4.13

Prof. Christoph Schreuer

Do We Really Need International Investment Arbitration

30.4.13

Prof. Yuval Shany

Liron A. Libman

Alexandra Manea

Updates on Recent Developments in International Law

7.5.13

Prof. Eyal Benvenisti

The Contributions of National and International Courts to Domestic Democratic Processes

21.5.13

Prof. Asif Efrat

Combating the Kidney Commerce: Civil Society against Organ Trafficking in Pakistan and Israel

4.6.13

Marcia Harpaz

Assessing China's WTO Compliance after a Decade in the WTO

11.6.13

Prof. Marcelo Kohen

Uti Possidetis and Maritime Delimitations

18.6.13

Prof. Yuval Shany, Dean of the faculty
Dr. Gilad Noam
Ben Clarke

Updates on Recent Developments in International Law

 

Other Meetings and Conventions:

  • On November 5, 2013 Professor Anne Peters, Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and Public International Law, Heidelberg, discussed the topic "International Constitutional Law".
  • On October 29, 2013, Professor Malcolm Shaw, Sir Robert Jennings Professor of International Law, University of Leicester; and Senior Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge discussed the topic - "Legality and Legitimacy in International Law".
  • on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Prof. Marcelo Kohen, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, will discussed the topic "Uti Possidetis and Maritime Delimitations".
  • on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, Marcia Don Harpaz, discussed the topic "Assessing China's WTO Compliance after a Decade in the WTO".
  • on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Prof. Asif Efrat, from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, discussed his paper "Combating the Kidney Commerce: Civil Society against Organ Trafficking in Pakistan and Israel".
  • on Tuesday, 7 May 2013, Prof. Eyal Benvenisti discussed he's paper on the topic: Democracy Enhancing Courts: How National and International Courts Are Cooperating to Solve Global Democratic Dilemmas (coauthored with George W. Downs).
  •  On Tuesday, 30 April 2013, recent developments in International law were discussed:
  1. Prof. Yuval Shany, the Dean of the faculty, discussed the process of strengthening the human rights treaty bodies (as background reading material attached is the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the strengthening of treaty bodies. Please read the Introduction and sections 1 and 2 of the report).
  2. Liron A. Libman will discussed the new arms trade treaty (follow this link to a blog post by Liron on the subject).
  3. Alexandra Manea discussed the recent Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Catan and others v. Moldova and Russia.
  • On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Prof. Christoph Schreuer discussed the topic "Do We Really Need International Investment Arbitration?"
  • On Tuesday, April 9 2013, Prof. Dan Joyner presented the topic: "International Legal Issues relevant to Iran's Nuclear Program". 
  • On April 3rd 2013, at the Igal Arnon Law and History Workshop, Tel Aviv University Faculty of law, hosted Alan Nissen, for a presentation of his article- 
    The Turn to Technique in International Law.
     

 

Labour Law and Social Security Forum

The Labour Law and Social Security Forum is a research center dedicated to the fields of labour, employment, social security and welfare law. It serves as a basis and provides supportive framework for research, teaching and public discussion in these fields among scholars from various relevant disciplines, research students, judges, practitioners and activists. The Forum is a member of the Labour Law Research Network.

 

The activities of the Forum are supported by the Elias Lieberman Chair in Labor Law Fund.

 

The Forum organizes workshops, conferences and special lectures. Most of our events are conducted in Hebrew; the full details can be found on the Hebrew pages. Events held in English are also listed below. 

 

The Furom coordinator is Prof. Guy Davidov. To join our mailing list and receive updated on events, please write to Prof. Davidov.

 

Faculty members specializing in labour law:

Prof. Guy Davidov

Dr. Einat Albin

 

Additional lecturers:

Judge Steve Adler

Judge Varda Wirth Livne

Dr. Hani Ofek

Adv. David Lupo

 

Doctoral canadidates:

Sima Kramer

Tammy Katsabian

 

Events in English during the 2016/17 academic year:

16:30-18:00, room 119

 

Nov. 27, 2016

Dr. Arian Renan - Barzilay, Haifa University 

“Platform Inequality: Gender in the Gig Economy”

 

Dec. 11, 2016

Dr. Avishai Benish, Hebrew University

“Infusing Public Law into Privatized Welfare: Lawyers, Economists and the Competing Logics of Administrative Reform”

 

Dec. 18, 2016

Dr. Einat Albin, Hebrew University

“Marketplace Intimacy”

 

Jan. 1, 2017

Prof. Claudia Schubert, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Digitalization of the Working World and Crowdsourcing

 

Jan. 29, 2017

Dr. Pnina Alon-Shenker, Ryerson University, Canada

“The Aging Workforce in Canada”

 

Feb. 5, 2017, 16:00, The Belgium House, Edmond J. Safra Campus 

Symposium on Guy Davidov, A Purposive Approach to Labour Law (Oxford University Press 2016).

Opening remarks: Prof. Aharon Barak, formerly President of the Israeli Supreme Court. Discussants: Prof. Harry Arthurs (Osgoode Hall), Prof. Simon Deakin (Cambridge), Prof. Ruth Dukes (Glasgow), Prof. Guy Mundlak (Tel-Aviv), Dr. Einat Albin (Hebrew U). Reply: Prof. Guy Davidov (Hebrew U).

 

Law and Criminology in Cyberspace

Law and Society Workshop

The workshop will focus on current issues in the intersection of law and society, with a special emphasis on law, social work and social policy, discussing research papers or seminal works in this field. In addition, some meetings will be devoted to public and practice-related issues related to law and society in the public sector, the business sector, civil society and the legal system. 


Nine meetings will be held during the semester. In general, in each meeting an article will be presented by the author or by leading scholars in the field, followed by two or three responses by the workshop participants. Subsequently, the article will be discussed by all workshop participants. Participants are required to submit a short written response to the article (up to two pages) with respect to at least six of these articles. 

Law, Economic and Empirical Legal Studies Workshop

This workshop will provide students with an opportunity to engage with ongoing research in the economic analysis of law. The workshop will meet 9 times over the semester. At every meeting invited speakers will present works in progress. 

Meetings

Monday 14:30-16:00, Room 119

31.10        Introductory meeting for students

7.11          Yotam Kaplan, Harvard Law School

14.11        Ronen Avraham, Tel-Aviv University

28.11        Yuval Feldman, Bar-Ilan University

12.12        Adam Chilton, University of Chicago Law School

19.12        Ofer Eldar, Duke Law School           

26.12        Zachary Liscow, Yale Law School

16.1          Shaul Shalvi, University of Amsterdam

23.1          Amir Licht, IDC

Law and Economics Forum

The law and economics forum organizes the research and teaching activity in the faculty in the field of the economic analysis of law. The forum functions as an intellectual cross roads in which scholars from different fields including law, economics, psychology, philosophy, psychology and political science can meet and discuss their work. The activity of the forum includes, among other things, a workshop in which faculty members and students discuss current work in the field, and international conferences that deal with specific topics in depth. The forum supports several graduate students each year that dedicate their time to research.
 
The law and economics forum is supported by generous donations from:
  • The Milton Handler Foundation
  • The Avraham Herman Foundation
The faculty members who are actively engaged in the activity of the forum are: 
  
Links

Law and Philosophy Forum

The Law and Philosophy Forum at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem facilitates intellectual interaction between faculty members and students in various academic units within the university whose academic interests lie in the areas where philosophy and legal scholarship intersect.


The members of the forum include faculty members from the Faculty of Law, the Philosophy Department (in the Faculty of the Humanities) and the Political Science Department (in the Faculty of Social Sciences). The forum collaborates on a regular basis with the Centre for Ethics and Political Philosophy (at the Philosophy Department) and the Jerusalem Forum for Political Philosophy (at the Political Science Department). Together, the group of the Forum members comprises a research force of the highest quality, by international as well as Israeli standards.


Forum Members (at the Faculty of Law): David Enoch; Leora Dahan Katz; Dana Gur; Alon Harel; Ori Herstein; Ofer Malcai; Ram Rivlin; Re'em Segev.


The activity of the Forum includes conferences, workshops and courses. Previous guests in these academic events include: Vincent Chiao, Julia Driver, Antony Duff, Liz Emens, David Estlund, Barbara Herman, John Finnis, Chaim Gans, John Gardner, Ruth Gavison, James Griffin, Scott Hershovitz, Iwao Hirose, Douglas Husak, Richard Kraut, Will Kymlicaka, Rae Langton, Judith Lichtenberg, Elinor Mason, Jeff McMahan, John Mikhail, Michael Otsuka, Japa Pallikkathayil, David Plunkett, Joseph Raz, Daniel Statman, Saul Smilansky, Andrew Sepielli, Holy Smith, Victor Tadros, Larry Temkin, Ruth Weinraub, Gideon Yaffe, and Michael Zimmerman.


The forum allocates the Law & Philosophy Prize for excellent papers written by students in the area of philosophy and law.


The Forum benefits from the generous support of the Greene Foundation.

Donors

Israel B. Greene was a man totally dedicated to the law in all its aspects.  He was first and foremost an outstanding legal scholar and lecturer in law, primarily in the field of Equity, which was his professional passion.


The Fund for Equity Studies is a singular memorial to Israel B. Greene and Sara Mann Greene, supporting the Law and Philosophy Forum, providing scholarships and fellowships for promising young scholars, enriching the Law Library, and supporting a publications program. It enhances the work being done at the Hebrew University in a field that is fundamental to the idea of Justice.

Public Law Forum

The Public Law Forum is a research center in the fields of constitutional law and administrative law for researchers and students of the faculty. The activity of the forum includes conferences and workshops as well as financial support for students.

For details about the Forum please write to Barak Medina or to Yoav Dotan.

   

Forum Members

  • Dr. Margit Cohn
  • Prof. Yoav Dotan
  • Prof. Michael Karayanni
  • Prof. Barak Medina
  • Ronen Polliack
  • Dr. Re’em Segev
  • Prof. Yuval Shani
  • Prof. Shimon Shetreet
  • Dr. Keren Weinshall-Margel

 

PUBLIC LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH WORKSHOP, SEMESTER 2, 2017 - Click here

 

Public Law and Human Rights Research Workshop

 

PUBLIC LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH WORKSHOP, SEMESTER 2, 2017

CONVENOR: PROFESSOR MARGIT COHN
WEDNESDAYS, 16:30-18:00, ROOM 119
 

Paper

Presenter

Date

The Relationship between Canada and Indigenous People: Past, Present and Future. Public Lecture, the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Note: special event, room 502, Meiersdorf Club.

Justice Frank Iacobucci, Supreme Court of Canada (retired)

1.3

Constitutionalism in the Shadow of Populist Politics.

Alon Harel, Hebrew University

8.3

Constitutional Design Without Constitutional Moments: Lessons from Religiously Divided Societies

Hani Lerner, Tel Aviv University

15.3

The Vulnerability of Dual Citizenship: From Supranational Subject to Citizen to Subject?

Kim Rubenstein, Australian National College of Law

22.3

Action Expresses Priorities: Judicial Anti-Corruption Enforcement Can Enhance Electoral Accountability

Yoav Dotan, Hebrew University

19.4

The functions of the Chilean Contraloría General de la República and the procedure of toma de razón

Gabriel Bocksang Hola, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

26.4

Social Impact Discrimination: Religious Communities and the Regulation of the Liberal Risk

Netta Barak-Coren, Hebrew University

3.5

Adjudicating Women’s Exclusion in Israel: The First Thirty Years

Yofi Tirosh, Tel Aviv University

10.5

The Patronizing Trap: Constitutional Rights, 
Risks and the Transnational Dimension

Amnon Reichman, Haifa University

17.5

Rights Without Resources: The Impact of Constitutional Social Rights on Social Spending

Mila Versteeg, University of Virginia

7.6

DOMESTIC HUMAN-RIGHTS ADJUDICATION IN THE SHADOW OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: THE STATUS OF HUMAN RIGHTS CONVENTIONS IN ISRAEL

Prof. Barak Medina, Hebrew University

14.6

All Roads Lead to Strasbourg?:

Application of the Margin of Appreciation Doctrine by the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Committee

Yuval Shani, Hebrew University

21.6

TBD

Barak Medina, Hebrew University

28.6

 

 

Tax Law Forum

The Israeli Private Law Association

The Israeli Private Law Association was established in 2009 as a framework for inter-institutional collaboration. The Association serves as a framework for nurturing academic discourse between scholars and graduate students who share interest in studying the various fields that are clustered under the broad title of private law.  


   
The Association usually holds two annual events: Annual Academic Meeting and Annual Public Conference. 
In 2015, the academic conference was held on April 29, 2015, at the Haim Striks School of Law, the College of Management - Academic Studies.


   
The Association was founded by Professor Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Chair; Professor Hanoch Dagan (Tel Aviv University), and Professor Shahar Lifshitz (Bar Ilan University).


   
The organizing committee for the 2016 Conference is Professor Gideon Parchomovsky (Bar Ilan University), Chair; Professor Shelly Kreiczer Levy (College of Law and Business), and Professor Amir Licht (IDC Herzliya).


   
To join the Association and for further details, please contact the Secretary of the Association, Dr. Ronit Levine-Schnur at ronit.levine@mail.huji.ac.il