David and Marcia Kretzmer Fellowship for Research in Human Rights Law

The Center's David and Marcia Kretzmer Fellowship for Research in Human Rights Law, established in 2010, provides an outstanding Hebrew University doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher with a generous scholarship and the opportunity to conduct their research at the Center for a year.


Dr. Tomer Shadmy - Postdoctoral research fellow, who focused on the topic of “Data-Driven Corporations and Human Rights”. Dr Shadmy received her PhD from the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law in 2016. Her dissertation traced changes in the conceptualization of human rights obligations of corporations towards individuals, and towards society in general.

2017- 2018

Ms. Vera Shikhelman – Postdoctoral research fellow at the Minerva Center for Human Rights. Vera completed her JSD degree at the University of Chicago Law School, under the supervision of Prof. Eric Posner and Prof. Tom Ginsburg. The title of her dissertation was "Decision-making and Access to Justice in the United Nations Human Rights Committee." The subject matter of Vera's research is "Why and when states implement decisions of international human rights institutions".

2016 - 2017

Ms. Banna Shoughry-Badarne – PhD candidate at the Law Faculty, under the supervision of Prof. Michael Karayanni. Her research focuses on Islamic Law, Gender and Human Rights under the Jewish-Democratic State.

2015 - 2016

Ms. Shiran Reichenberg – of the Law Faculty, whose doctoral dissertation focuses on children’s rights and the representation of children in Youth Courts.

2013 - 2014

Mr. Ronen Polliack – PhD candidate at the Law Faculty and under the supervision of Prof. Barak Medina, his research focuses on the issue of monetary compensations in constitutional and administrative law. 

2012 - 2013

Ms. Dana Gur – research-fellow at the Law Faculty, and the recipient of several research grants and stipends. The subject matter of Dana’s research is “Justifications, Excuses and International Circumstances”. 

2011- 2012

Mr. Yahli Shereshevsky – PhD candidate at the Law Faculty. Yahli graduated with honors from the Law Faculty and the Hebrew University's Amirim Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities for Outstanding Students. His doctoral thesis was entitled "The Tension between Reality and Utopia in the Process of Balancing Humanitarian Considerations and Military Necessity in International Humanitarian Law".

2010 - 2011

Ms. Tammy Harel Ben-Shahar – doctoral candidate at the Law Faculty, and has received numerous academic honors throughout her studies. Her doctoral thesis was entitled "Educational Equality and The Privatization of Education".