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.