Dr. Limor Yehuda

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Dr. Limor Yehuda holds a PhD in Law from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently the academic director, Transitional Justice program at the Minerva Center for Human Rights at Tel-Aviv University law school and an adjunct lecturer of Transitional Justice at Tel-Aviv University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2019-2020 Limor was a post-doctoral fellow at the Transitional Justice program at the Minerva Center for Human Rights in Tel-Aviv University.

Limor’s doctoral dissertation, done under the guidance of Professors Barak Medina and Yuval Shany from the Hebrew University, won the 2020 Malcolm and Judith Shaw Prize for an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the fields of public international law and human rights. A book based on her dissertation titled “Collective Equality: Human Rights and Democracy in the Resolution of Ethno-national Conflicts,” was recently accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2022). The book’s thesis develops the concept of “Collective Equality” as a new theoretical basis for the law of peace. Collective Equality endorses national groups as legitimate actors and sets proper relations among them based on equality and non-domination. 

Limor returned to academia after meaningful career as a lawyer, including six years at Israel's Supreme Court as a legal assistant and member of Chief Justice Aharon Barak’s legal team and later as a human rights lawyer and director of the department for human rights in the Occupied Territories at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI).

In addition to her academic work, Limor is a founding member of A Land for All (“Two States, One Homeland”), a movement focused on offering a new paradigm to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a modified confederacy model.

 

Publications

Book — Collective Equality: Human rights and Democracy in the Resolution of ethnonational

conflicts, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2022

“The Israeli High Court of Justice and the occupied territories”, The Law in These Parts website, 2014 (Hebrew)

 

Under Review

Collective Equality: Theoretical Foundations for the Law of Peace

 

Work in progress

The Invisibility of Nationalism in Transitional Justice and Liberal Constitutionalism (With Dr. Natalie Davidson)

Short articles/op-eds

Israel's Annexation Excuses are All Factually, Legally and Logically Wrong” Newsweek, 30 June 2020 (Co-authored with Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin)

“Our lives depend on solidarity developing faster than the pandemic”, Mekomit 6.4.2020 (Hebrew)

Trump’s “Deal” and the Right to Self-Determination: an opportunity to reevaluate the premises, IDI blog, 25.3.2020 (Hebrew)

And yet a confederation, Avineri, (co-authored with Meron Rapapport, Amir Fakhouri, Oren Yiftachel, Haaretz, 25.2.2018 (Hebrew)

“Route 443: The Legal Illusion”, Jewish Quarterly (2010) 57(1) 38-39.

 

Reports and Policy papers

One Rule, Two Legal Systems: Israel’s Regime of Laws in the West Bank(Association for Civil Rights in Israel, 2014) (co-authored with Suciu, A., Palgi-Hecker, H., Bendel, M., Jaraisy, R., Shalev, N., & Feldman, T.)

"The absence of measures in Israeli criminal law for prosecutions of violations of the laws of war", The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Position paper submitted to the Turkel Commission of Inquiry, Oct. 2011 (Hebrew)

"Possible Legal Implications of the Recognition of Palestinian Statehood", The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Sep. 201 (with att. Anne Socciu)

"Does the Israeli mechanism for investigating violations of laws of war adhere to the obligations of the State of Israel", The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Position paper submitted to the Turkel Commission of Inquiry, March 2011(Hebrew)

"Five years into the protest in Bil'in", The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Feb. 2010 (Hebrew)

"One year after operation ‘Cast Lead’: The obligation to conduct an independent investigation and the conditions for appropriate investigation", The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Jan. 2010 (with Att. Michal Pomerantz) (Hebrew)

"The conduct of Israeli state agencies regarding law enforcement on Israelis in the West Bank", The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Position paper, March 2009 (Hebrew)

"The obligation to abolish the separation policy in Hebron", The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), Position paper, March 2008 (Hebrew)