Private International Law

Prof. David Kretzmer

Prof. David Kretzmer

Bruce W. Wayne Chair in International Law
02-5880077

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David Kretzmer was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1943. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before studying for his doctorate at York University in Canada. Kretzmer served as an intern for Supreme Court Justice Berenzon and in 1968 received his license to practice law.  In 1975 Kretzmer received an appointment as a lecturer at the Hebrew University and in 1991 he was appointed a professor. Kretzmer’s areas of expertise include public international law, administrative law, andconstitutional law. Over the years he has published a large number of books and articles on such subject as the Supreme Court’s protection of human rights, the legal status of Arab citizens of Israel, freedom of expression and racist statements, the right of protest, judicial review, the concept of human dignity in human rights discourse, the applicability of the Geneva Convention to the Palestinian Authority areas, and so forth. Kretzmer was among the founders of B’Tselem and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and has served as a member of a number of international bodies active in the human rights field, including the UN Human Rights Committee, on which he served from 1995 to 2002. 

 

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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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Leslie Sebba

Prof. Leslie Sebba

Lawrence D. Biele Chair of Law
02-5882571; 6718229

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M.A., Queen’s College Oxford (1964); L.L.M., London School of Economics (1966); Dr.Juris., Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1976).

Full Professor since 2001; Director of the Institute, 1986-9, 2000-3

Member of Israel Bar and Inner TempleLondon.

 

Visiting Appointments:

Visiting Fellow at: Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law, University of Pennsylvania (1975-6); National Institute of Justice, WashingtonD.C. (1981-2); Institute ofCriminologyUniversity of Cambridge (1992); Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson CollegeOxford (1997); Human Rights Program, HarvardLaw School (2000); Wadham CollegeOxford (2003-4).

 

Founding editor of International Review of Victimology; other editorial board positions have included Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology,Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Interdisciplinary Review of Children’s Rights.

 

Member of Scientific Commission, International Society of Criminology; Acting ChairpersonIsrael Society of Criminology. Former Chair, Legal Committee of Prisoner Rehabilitation Council.

 

Publications:

“Third Parties”: Victims and the Criminal Justice SystemOhio StateUniversity Press, ColumbusOH, 1996.

Children’s Rights and Traditional Values (ed, with G. Douglas)Dartmouth,

Aldershot, 1998.

 “Victims’ Rights and Legal Strategies: Israel as a Case Study”, Criminal Law Forum,

Vol.11, 2000, pp. 47-100

“When is a Prisoner not a Prisoner? ‘Service Work’ in Israel – and in Britain?” 

Criminal Law Review, July 2001, pp.543-559.

“Child Protection or Child Liberation? Reflections on the  

Movement to Ban Physical Punishment by Parents and Educators”,          

International Review of Victimology , Vol. 12, 2005, pp.159-187.

“Formal and Informal Conflict Resolution in International Criminal Justice”, in H-J Albrecht et al.(eds.), Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Middle Eastern Societies – Between Tradition and Modernity, Duncker and Humblot, Berlin, 2006, pp. 25-43.

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Prof. Malcolm Shaw

Human Rights and the Law of Territory

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As a practising Barrister Professor Malcolm Shaw has developed an international reputation for advising on territorial disputes; law of the sea; state succession; state immunity; recognition of foreign governments and states; human rights; self-determination, international arbitration and international organisations. Advice has been given to the UK Government Legal Department, Army Prosecuting Authority, CPS, and a varied and significant number of foreign governments, as well as international organisations, multinational corporations and private clients. He has appeared or is appearing before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, the Court of Final Appeal (Hong Kong), the High Court of Ireland, the UK Supreme Court, the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of England.

In addition to a varied and wide international practice, he also has an extensive career in the academy, having been Head of a Law School, and a member of the national Law Panels for both the 1996 and 2001 Higher Education Funding Council’s Research Exercises, as well as a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Review of Law in 2005. He was the Founder Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, 1983 and is also the author of a widely-cited textbook on international law now in its seventh edition (2014) and of the fifth edition of Rosenne’s multi-volume work on the Law and Practice of the International Court of Justice (pending). He is a Trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) and of the International Law Association.

He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre, France and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has given a considerable number of papers at home and abroad, including before the UN Security Council and in Hong Kong. He has also given the Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures at the University of Cambridge and the inaugural General Course on International Law at the Academy of International Law, University of Xiamen, China.

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Prof. Celia Wasserstein Fassberg

Prof. Celia Wasserstein Fassberg

Judge Harry M. Fisher Professor of Private International and Inter-Religious Law
Room 122
02-5882546
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Prof. Celia Wasserstein Fassberg was born in Scotland and grew up in England and Jerusalem. She obtained an Ll.B. degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an S.J.D. degree at Harvard Law School. She clerked at the State Attorney’s Office and at the Israeli Supreme Court, for Justice Aharon Barak, before becoming a member of the Israeli Bar Association. She is a Full Professor at the Hebrew University Law School where she holds the Judge Harry M. Fisher Chair in Private International and Inter-Religious Law. Her primary area of research and teaching is Private International Law in which she has published extensively, including a comprehensive book in Hebrew that has become a standard work in Israel. She has also taught Comparative Law, International Transactions, and Admiralty Law. Professor Fassberg has held many senior academic and administrative positions at the Hebrew University, among which are Director of the Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, member of the University Board of Management, and chairperson of the committee charged with drafting the Hebrew University Code of Conduct in Research and its Conflict of Interest Code. Beyond the confines of the University she participates in preparatory work on legislation and international conventions in her areas of expertise, has served on the public council for approving experiments with animals, on Helsinki committees approving medical experiments involving humans, and on hospital and Health Ministry medical ethics committees. Professor Fassberg has been a Visiting Scholar at the law schools of Harvard, Georgetown, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and at UNIDROIT in Rome. She is a member of the International Association of Procedural Law and Vice-President of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists.  In 2016 she was awarded the Justice Shneor Zalman Cheshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law.

 

Education

Ll.B. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

S.J.D. Harvard Law School

 

Representative Publications in English

Private International Law (2 vols. 2013, in Hebrew)

"Form and Formalism: A Case Study", 31 Am.J.Comp.L.627(1983)

 "The Forum: Its Role and Significance in Choice-of-Law", 84 Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft 1 (1985);

"Choice-of-Law Models: The Internal Interreligious Context", 2 Mélanges Vander Elst 885 (Brussels, 1986)

 "Coherence and Continuity: A Study in Comparative Codification", 22 Is.L.R. 184 (1987)

 "Product Liability and the Conflict of Laws: Theory and Practice", 9 Tel Aviv University Studies in Law 205 (1989)

"The Intertemporal Problem Reconsidered: Israeli Matrimonial Property"  39 Int. & Comp. L.Q. 856 (1990)

"Rule and Reason in the Common Law of Foreign Judgments" 12 Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 193 (1999)

"On Time and Place in Choice-of-Law for Property", 51 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 385 (2002) 

"Language and Style in a Mixed Legal System", 78 Tulane Law Review (2003)

"Lex Mercatoria: Hoist with its own Petard?", 5 Chicago International Law Journal  67 (2004)

"Conflict of Laws: United States Law", Encyclopedia of Legal History (ed. Lawrence Friedman et al.) (OUP)(2009)

"Realism and Revolution in Conflict of Laws: In with a Bang and Out with a Whimper" 163 University of Pennsylvania Law Review  1919 (2015).

 

List of Publications

 

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