Yaël Ronen is Professor of Law at the Academic Center for Science and Law at Hod Hasharon, and a research fellow at the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is the academic editor of the Israel Law Review, published by Cambridge University Press. Her areas of interest include territorial status and the status of non-state actors, particularly as those intersect with questions of human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law. She received her LLB and LLM from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her PhD from the University of Cambridge, England. Prior to embarking on an academic career, Professor Ronen served almost a decade as a career diplomat and lawyer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was a member of the Israeli team in the negotiations over the Israel-Palestinian Interim Agreement (the Oslo Accord).