Israel Law Review

The Israel Law Review is the oldest law journal appearing in English in Israel, established in 1966 by the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 2010, the Israel Law Review is published under the academic and organizational leadership of the Faculty’s Minerva Center for Human Rights, where it has been transformed from a general law journal into a leading international publication focused on human rights, international and public law. The journal is published by Cambridge University Press, three times a year.

The Review enjoys a long-standing reputation for excellence, applies a rigorous system of peer review and attracts a combination of established authors and new voices writing on cutting edge topics. 

The Israel Law Review’s editorial staff is led by Prof. Yuval Shany and Prof. Malcolm Shaw (Co-Editors in Chief) and Prof. Yaël Ronen (Academic Editor), supported by a team of student editors from the Hebrew University's Faculty of Law, and an International Advisory Board comprised of prominent judges and scholars from around the world.

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Special 50th Anniversary Issue 

To celebrate the Israel Law Review's 50th volume, the editors chose to step back and look at the journal’s continuous contribution to the legal world. To do so, we selected one article from each of the first five decades of the journal’s existence, which we believe has had a lasting impact on scholarly debate and even beyond. To evince this impact, we invited prominent scholars and practitioners to reflect on the selected articles, whether doctrinally, by reference to developments that have taken place since the publication of the articles, or in any way of their choice. The fruits of this project – Celebrating 50 Years of Scholarship: Reflections on Key Articles from the First Five Decades (Vol. 50, No. 3) – included important new articles by six leading international scholars - Eyal Benvenisti, Başak Çalı, Shaheed Fatima, Barak Medina, Omri Sender and Michael Wood - in addition to the texts of the five selected original articles.


Editorial Board and Staff


Professor Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Professor Malcolm N. Shaw QC, Senior Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge; practising barrister, Essex Court Chambers, London, UK


Academic Editor

Professor Yaël Ronen, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Executive Editor

Danny Evron, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Executive Assistant:

Anat Mishali, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Deputy Editors

Noa Rubin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Rachelle Taragin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Student Editors (Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem):

Guy Elzam
Adan Ershid
Elliot Friedman
Stav Gerstel
Yoav Hareven
Rivka Klein Bednarsh
Yarden Lichterman
Dari Nof
Yael Seidemann
Yotam Vilk
Orna Weinstein
Ohad Weschler


International Advisory Board:

Justice Rosalie Abella, Supreme Court of Canada
Professor Dapo Akande, University of Oxford
Professor Aharon Barak, Inter-Disciplinary Center, Herzliya
Judge Daphne Barak-Erez, Supreme Court of Israel
Professor Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago
Professor Oren Gross, University of Minnesota
Professor Michael Karayanni, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Professor Kieran McEvoy, Queen’s University Belfast
Professor Barak Medina, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Justice Andreas Paulus, Federal Constitutional Court of Germany
Professor Anne Peters, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
Professor Monica Pinto, University of Buenos Aires
Professor Kerry Rittich, University of Toronto
Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza, University of California Hastings
Professor Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex
Professor Adam Tomkins, University of Glasgow
Professor Armin von Bogdandy, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg