Labor Law

Einat Albin

Dr. Einat Albin

Room 203
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Dr Einat Albin joined the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2011. She teaches and writes in the field of labour law and more specifically works on labour law in a service world, labour and new technologies and on rights of persons with disabilities at work. These days she is involved in a large research project, funded by the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research on the infringement of human rights in the name of public health, using COVID as a case study. Dr Albin holds an LL.M degree in ‘law, society and politics’ from Tel-Aviv University (cum laude), and a DPhil from the University of Oxford (where she was supervised by Prof Mark Freedland). Dr Albin serves as the Academic Director of the Minerva Centre for Human Rights in the Faculty of Law and is the academic counterpart of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Clinic. During the years 2011-2017 she served as the Academic Director of the Clinical Legal Education Centre in the Faculty. Dr Albin has won prestigious prizes and awards throughout the years and published in leading law journals around the world. 

 

Education

LL.B in Law and Political Science, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

LL.M in ‘Law, Society and Politics’, Tel-Aviv University (Cum Laude) 

DPhil, University of Oxford  

 

Representative Publications

Einat Albin (2010), ‘Labour Law in a Service World’ 73(6) The Modern Law Review 959. 

Einat Albin and Virginia Mantouvalou (2012), ‘The ILO Convention on Domestic Workers: From the Shadows to the Light’ 41(1) ILJ 67. 

Einat Albin (2012), ‘From Domestic Servant to Domestic Worker’ J Fudge, S McCrystal & K Sankaran (eds) Challenging the Legal Boundaries of Work Regulation (Onati series, Hart). 

Einat Albin (2013), 'The Case of Quashie: Between the Legalisation of Sex Work and the Precariousness of Personal Service Work' 42(2) ILJ 180. 

Einat Albin, and Jeremias Prassl (2016), 'Fragmenting Work, Fragmented Regulation: The Contract of Employment as a Driver of Social Exclusion' in MR Freedland et al (eds) The Contract of Employment (OUP, Oxford). 

Einat Albin (2018), 'Customer Domination at Work: A New Paradigm for the Sexual Harassment of Employees by Customers' 24(2) Michigan Journal of Gender and Law 167 

Tamar Luster, Einat Albin,  Aeyal Gross, Miriam Tabenkin, Nadav Davidovitch (2021) ‘Promoting Vaccination from a Human Rights and Equity Perspective: Lessons from the Israeli 'Green Pass', The European Journal of Risk Regulation 2. 

 

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Prof. Hanina Ben-Menahem

Prof. Hanina Ben-Menahem

Montesquieu Chair in Labor Law
02-5882556

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Hanina Ben-Menahem completed his law studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem,receiving his license to practice law in 1970. In 1978 he completed a doctorate at Oxford University and began to teach at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University. He went on to serve as a guest professor at several academic institutions around the world, including Stanford and Harvard. Ben-Menahem founded the law and theater workshop at the Faculty,in which students stage plays on issues of legal relevance. Ben-Menahem’s fields of research are: Talmudic law, the philosophy of Jewish law, Maimonides’ legal thought, the writings of Nietzsche, and law and theater. Ben-Menahem has published numerous books and articles. He is a leading critic of the dominant positivist approach in Jewish law. 

 

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Guy Davidov

Prof. Guy Davidov

Elias Lieberman Chair in Labour Law
Room 213
02-5882581

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Guy Davidov is a full professor and the Elias Lieberman Chair in Labour Law. His book A Purposive Approach to Labour Law was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. He has also co-edited two books with Brian Langille, Boundaries and Frontiers of Labour Law (Hart, 2006) and The Idea of Labour Law (Oxford UP, 2011), and has published dozens of articles in peer-review journals, including in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Modern Law Review, the University of Toronto Law Journal, Law & Social Inquiry, Industrial Law Journal, and the Comparative Labour Law & Policy Journal.​

Prof. Davidov was the founding Chair of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), from 2011 through 2015. He has also been the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations from 2015 through 2020, and has previously served as editor of several Hebrew journals: Mishpat Umimshal – law and government, Hukim –Legislation (founding editor), and Labour, Society and Law (co-editor). 

Among his duties at the Faculty of Law, He is the coordinator of the Labour Law and Social Security Forum. He previously served as Vice-Dean of the Faculty, as the Academic Director of the Clinical Legal Education Center, as the Director of the Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, and as Chair of Graduate Studies. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Hebrew University Faculty Union. 

Prof. Davidov studied at Tel-Aviv University (LLB 1996) and the University of Toronto (LLM 1998, SJD 2002). Before joining the Hebrew University, He was a faculty member at the University of Haifa for several years.

For further information and links to publications, see the personal website.

 

Eduction

1992-1996 – Tel-Aviv University, Faculty of Law, LLB Magna Cum Laude

1997-1998 – University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, LLM

1998-2002 – University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, SJD 

 

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Tammy  Katsabian

Adv. Tammy Katsabian

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Tammy Katsabian is a PhD student at the law faculty of the Hebrew University and research fellow of the Cyber Law Program.

She is writing her thesis under the guidance of Prof. Guy Davidov. Her thesis focuses on the way the internet platform and virtual technology have influenced labour rights in a way that requires new understandings and redefinitions of basic concepts in this field, including fundamental workers’ rights. Her research is consisted of a series of articles focusing on the effects of the internet on three issues: the right to private life and privacy of the employee; the definition of “employee”; and freedom of association.

Tammy has an L.L.M degree from Yale Law School and Tel-Aviv University (cum laude) and an L.L.B degree from Bar Ilan University (cum laude). Alongside to her studies at the PhD program, Tammy was the executive director of the Clinical Legal Education Center at the Hebrew University from April 2013 and until October 2016 and served as the clinical advisor of the Women’s Rights at Work Clinic. Today she is working as the academic advisor of the Women’s Rights at Work Clinic.  

Alongside her academic activity, Tammy is participating in various social-change activities. She is board member of “Tmura Center” and “Shaharit” and a member of ISEF foundation. 

 

Dissertation Subject: Labor Rights in the Internet Age. 

Faculty Supervisor: Prof. Guy Davidov.

 

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Richard Laster

Prof. Richard Laster

Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
02-5635224; 02-5882578

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Publication:

English Publications

  1. Criminal Restitution, A History of Its Past Use , 3 University of Richmond Law Review, 1970.
  2. The Closed Enterprise System (Mark Green, ed.), 1973.
  3. Reading D: Planning and Building or Building and Then Planning? 7 Israel Law Review, 1973.
  4. Considering the Victim: Readings in Restitution and Victim Compensation (ed. J. Hudson & B. Galloway), 1976.
  5. The Legal Framework for the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution in Israel, 1976. (Doctoral Dissertation).
  6. Quarrying in Israel: Administrative Roulette, 2 Environmental Policy and Law 39, 1976.
  7. Lake Kinneret and the Law, 12 Israel Law Review 88, 1977.
  8. Environmental Protection in Israel: Taming the Wild East, Selected Papers on the Environment in Israel, 1977.
  9. Legal Aspects of Water Quality Management in Israel, Water Management Under Conditions of Scarcity (Shuval, ed.), 1980.
  10. Remedies for Air Pollution Damage to Agriculture, Developments in Ecology and Environmental Quality (Shuval, ed.), Vol. II, 1983.
  11. Observations: Public Participation in Environmental Problems, Israel-Land and Nature, Vol. 9, No.1 (Shadur, ed.), 1983.
  12. River Authorities in Israel: A Comparison of Different Models, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Vol. IV-A, 681 (M. Luria, ed.), 1989.
  13. David and Goliath in Development: Small Communities Versus Giant Enterprises, 19 Public Health Reviews, 323, 91/92.
  14. Right to Know in Israel Environmental Law, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Vol. V-A, 442 (Gasith & Fattal, eds.), 1992.
  15. Mesothelioma Mortality Among Former Asbestos-Cement Workers in Israel, 1953-90, 28 Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 543, Aug.-Sept. 1992.
  16. Medical Findings in Nickel-Cadium Battery Workers, 28 Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 578, Aug.-Sept. 1992.
  17. Exposure of Workers to Toxic Substances and Physical Hazards: The Law in Theory and Practice, 28 Israel Journal of Medical Sciences 681, Aug.-Sept. 1992.
  18. Environmental Law in Israel, International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Suppl. 5 (Kluwer Publishers) 1993, updated to 1998.
  19. Environmental Law in Israel Today, "Our Shared Environment" (Twite & Isaac eds.) 1994.
  20. Unnatural Privatization of a Natural Resource, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences, Vol. A/B, 368 (Steinberger ed.), 1996.
  21. Reuse of Effluent: Israel as a Model, Modern Agriculture and the Environment (D. Rosen, E. Tel-Or, Y. Hadar, Y. Chen,eds.) (Kluwer) 1997.
  22. Cancer in Thirty-nine Nuclear Industry Workers : A Preliminary Report, Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements Radiation and Human Health, Volume 105, Supplement 6, 1511 (Hook & Luciers, eds.) December 1997.
  23. Commentary: A Scientific Panel for Determining Health Effects among Radiation Workers at Israel’s Nuclear Research Facilities, Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements Radiation and Human Health, Volume 105, Supplement 6, 1595, (Hook & Luciers, eds.) December 1997.
  24. Catchment Basin Management of Water, Environmental Challenges (Belkin & Gabbay eds.) Kluwer 2000 (appears also in Water, Air & Soil Pollution Vol 123 (2000).
  25. A review of environmental and occupational exposure to asbestos in Israel, 29 Public Health Reviews 247 (2001).
  26. Water Flowing Under the Law, Dr. Richard Laster, Dan Livney, Joel Gat, Food Security Under Water Scarcity in the Middle East: Problems and Solutions (Hamdy and Monti, eds.) 2004.
  27. The Sound of One Hand Clapping: Limitations to Integrated Resources Water Management in the Dead Sea Basin, Dr. Richard Laster, Dan Livney, Darrin Holender, 123 Pace Environmental Law Review Volume 22, Number 1, Spring 2005.
  28. Coastal Protection, 205 Environmental Policy and LawVolume35, Number 4-5, October 2005.
  29. Laster, R., Berman, T., Page, T. (2007), Cellular Antennas: Applying Democratic Principles with Precaution, Environmental Policy and Law 37,1: 45.

Hebrew Publications

 
  1. Implementing the Law, Water and Irrigation, Number 432, October 2002.
  2. River Authorities-Drainage Authorities: One is Better than Both, Agamit,The Kinneret AdministrationNumber 160,February 2003.
  3. The Roots of Environmental Law and Administration in Israel, Dr. Richard Laster and Dr. Ehud Chosen, Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 2003.
  4. Using Indirect Legislation to Protect Vistas and the Environment in Agricultural Areas, Dr.Richard Laster and Dr. Ehud Choshen, Yad Hanadiv(2003).
  5. The Water Law: All Inclusive, Flowing Water and Irrigation Engineering, Number 29, Jan-Feb. 2004.
  6. International and Israeli Environmental Treaties, Richard Laster and Ehud Chosen, in Vital Signs-2003 (Frumkin Khenin and Eidelman eds) World Watch Institute 2004.
  7. Setting the Policy Agenda for the Future of the Dead Sea: Interim Report Eidelman and Cohen, eds.) The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, March 2004.

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Frances Raday

Prof. Frances Raday

Elias Liberman Chair in Labor Law
02-5882570; 02-5340593

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Frances Raday graduated in law from the London School of Economics. She acquired a doctorate of law and continued on to become a full professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem . Raday has written numerous books and articles on the subject of human rights, labor law, religion and human rights, and feminist theory. Raday currently heads the Concord Institute for the Study of the Absorption of International Law in Israel at the College of Management Academic Studies. At the United Nations, Raday has been a Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council and was chair of the Working Group on Discrimination against Women; and is a former member of the Committee to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Raday has, in Israel, served as chairperson of the Advisory Committee to the Commission for Equal Opportunities in Work, and was the founding chairperson of the Legal Center of the Israel Women’s Network. She has represented numerous petitioners in groundbreaking Supreme Court cases in the fields of labor law; trade union freedoms; discrimination on grounds of sex; rights of asylum seekers; recruitment fees for migrant workers; and freedom of and from religion. She has been a co-petitioner or amicus in cases on abortion rights in the Supreme Courts of the UK and of Brazil; an has acted as expert witness in cases on employees’ patent rights in US courts. 

Prof. Raday has been awarded an Honorary Professorship at University College, London; and Doctor Honoris at the University of Copenhagen. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her work, including the Cheshin Award for Academic Excellence; the Bar-Niv Prize for Labor Law, the Israel’s Bar Prize for Outstanding Attorneys, and an award from the Israel Women’s Network for exceptional contribution.

Raday's most recent book  is: Economic Woman - Gendering Inequality in the Age of Capital, Routledge 2019

 

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Prof. Yitzhak Zamir

Prof. Yitzhak Zamir

Elias Liberman Chair in Labor Law

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Yitzhak Zamir was born in 1931 in Warsaw, Poland. He completed a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science at the High School of Law and Economics in Tel Aviv and studied for his master’s in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, while also studying Political Science and International Relations. In 1959 he received his doctorate of law from the University of London. In 1955-1956 he served as an intern to Supreme Court Justice Yoel Sussman. Zamir joined the Faculty of Law in 1961 and served as dean from 1975 to 1978. between the years 1978-1986 Zamir served as Attorney General, leading the struggle to investigate the Bus 300 affair and to prosecute those responsible for the incident. In the years 1988-1991 he served as president of the Press Council, and in 1991 he founded the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa, serving as its first dean. Zamir was appointed a Supreme Court Justice in 1994.Zamir’s academic and public work contributed to Israeli administrative and public law. His book on administrative authority is the most comprehensive work published on the subject to date and is considered the founding document for the field of general administrative law. Zamir has received a number of prizes for his legal work, including the Zeltner Prize to encourage research in the Legal Sciences, the Emil Grunzweig Human Rights Award, the Knesset Speaker’s Price for Advancing the Rule of Law and Democratic Values, the Israel Prize for Legal Research, an EMET (Art-Science-Culture) prize in the legal sciences category, and the Israel Association of Public Law’s Gorni Award.

 

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