Editorial Staff

 

Editors-in-Chief

 

 

 

 

Prof. Yuval Shani

 

 

Prof. Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law and former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee from 2013 to 2020, where he also served as the Chair of the Committee. He is a senior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, the Chair of the Hebrew University’s Minerva Center for Human Rights’ academic committee, co-director of the Faculty’s International Law Forum and transitional justice program, and the head of the Cyber Law program of the Hebrew University Cyber Security Research Center. Yuval is the recipient of the 2021 Gorni Prize for academic contribution to Israeli public law.

 

 

Prof. Malcolm Shaw

 

 

 

 

Prof. Malcolm Shaw is a practicing barrister with international reputation in territorial disputes, law of the sea, state succession and immunity, recognition, human rights, self-determination and more. He has advised the UK Government and other governments, international organisations, multinational corporations and private clients. He has appeared before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), the European Court of Justice (CJEU), and numerous domestic high courts of justice. Malcolm is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, He was the Founder Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, 1983. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.

 

Academic Editor

 

 

 

 

Prof. Yael Ronen

 

 

 

Prof. Yaël Ronen is a faculty member 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 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, Yaël served 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).

 

Executive Editor

 

 

 

 

Danny Evron

 

 

Mr. Danny Evron is the Executive Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since joining the Minerva Center in this capacity in 2006, he has helped develop and lead numerous pioneering projects that have established the Center as the preeminent academic human rights institution in Israel, engaging local and international academia, civil society and government. Prior to joining the Center, Danny was a practicing lawyer in Jerusalem for 15 years. He received his BA from Brandeis University and his LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

Deputy Editors

 

 

 

Noa Rubin

 

 

Noa Rubin is a third year law (LLB) student at the Hebrew University School of Law. She is a research assistant in the research division of the judicial authority and has a B.Sc. in Geology. Her main interests are labor law and environmental law, and she will do her internship at a law firm which represents trade unions.

Rachelle Taragin

 

 

Rachelle Taragin is a third year law (LLB) and psychology (BA) student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her fields of interest include public law, behavioral economics and Tort law. She works as a research assistant for Prof. Ehud Guttel, as a teaching assistant in the faculty of law, and in the Ministry of Finance.

 

Student Editors

 

 

 

 

Adan Ershied

 

Adan Ershied, is a third year law (LLB) and international relations (BA) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds research and teaching assistant positions in the law faculty and the Israel Democracy Institute. Adan will be completing her LLB studies at Stanford University’s faculty of law and currently serves as a legal reporter for TheMarker daily newspaper.

 

 

Dari Nof

 

 

Dari Nof is a third year law (LLB) and international relations (BA) student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She participates in the Hebrew University's international human rights legal clinic, and is a fellow at the Michael B. Rukin Refugee Law Program of HIAS organisation. She works as a teaching assistant at the faculty of law and as a projects and media coordinator at the Minerva Center for Human Rights.  After completing her studies, Dari will intern at the office of the Deputy Attorney General for International Law.

Eli Friedman

 

 

Elliot (Eli) Friedman is a third year law (LLB) and humanities (BA) student in the Hebrew University's Joint Law and Amirim interdisciplinary Honors program in the Humanities. Elliot is primarily interested in jurisprudence, international law, public law and Jewish legal studies. In addition to his academic studies, Elliot serves as a legislative aide to Israel's Minister of Justice and is studying towards rabbinical ordination.

Guy Elzam

 

 

Guy Elzam is a third year law (LLB) student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of interest include public Law, Intellectual property law, and legal theory. Guy works in Tachlith, a public policy oriented research institution, and serves as a member of the Minerva Center's Human Rights Blog. He also works as a research assistant in the field of constitutional law, and as a teaching assistant in the faculty of law.

Ohad Weschler

 

 

Ohad Weschler is a second year law (LLB) student at the Hebrew University Law School. He is studying in a double major honors program which combines law with economics and philosophy studies. He also works in the Ministry of Finance as a research assistant, where he conducts in depth financial research. In the future Ohad hopes to work in the public sector where he can take part in social policy making.

Orna Weinstein

 

 

Orna Weinstein is a second year law (LLB) student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to her academic studies, she works at the international law department in the legal wing of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. She participated and is now an instructor in the ICRC Moot Court Competition, in which her research and oral arguments focused on IHL, international human rights law, and international criminal law. Orna aspires to expand her legal knowledge and research skills through diverse projects in the legal field and hopes to work in human rights law or criminal justice reform.

Rivka Klein Bednarsh

 

 

Rivka Klein Bednarsh is a second year law (LLB) and Talmud student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the coordinator of volunteers at the Breira ("Choice") public interest law center. In the future, she aspires to fill a significant role in the Israeli law system.

Stav Gerstel

 

 

Stav Gerstel is a second year law (LLB) and humanities (BA) student in the Hebrew University's Joint Law and Amirim interdisciplinary Honors Program in the Humanities. She is especially interested in the interaction between human rights law and conceptions of social justice, as well as in international migration law and international approaches to labour law. She participates in the Hebrew University's legal clinic for representation of marginalised population groups and studies German.

Yael Seidemann

 

 

Yael Seidemann is a third year law (LLB) student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her studies focus on international law and she will do her internship at the department of the Deputy Attorney General for International Law. She hopes to become a human rights lawyer. In addition to being a student, she is also a Pilates instructor.

Yarden Lichterman

 

 

Yarden Lichterman is a fourth year student in in the Hebrew University’s Joint Law and Amirim Interdisciplinary Honors Program in the Humanities. She has a special interest in constitutional theory and international human rights law. Yarden participated in the Hebrew University's international human rights legal clinic. Furthermore, she has worked as both an editor and translator for multiple independent news platforms and is currently taking part in Ofek (Horizon) for Arabic Media at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

Yoav Hareven

 

 

Yoav Hareven is a third-year law (LLB) student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His main fields of interest are constitutional law, labour law and human rIghts. When COVID-19 arrived in our lives he began studying and later practicing community organizing, which he continues to do in Jerusalem and around the country.

Yotam Vilk

 

Yotam Vilk is a second year law (LLB) and humanities (BA) student at the Hebrew University's Joint Law and Amirim interdisciplinary Honors Program in the Humanities. He participates in the Hebrew University's international human rights legal clinic, and is currently updating the OECD's STRI regulation database for Israel. Besides his legal work Yotam volunteers at the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance and is engaged in LGBTQ activism in Jerusalem. He is passionate about international and human rights law.