Specialization: Global Governance & Human Rights

With increasing globalization, distinctions between the domestic and the international fade. Numerous regulatory decisions, once decided domestically, are influenced, even shaped, by international institutions and international law. These processes also have an impact on Israel and the entire Middle East region. Israel is particularly exposed to the forces of globalization being open to international trade and subject to scrutiny by external actors for its policies. Israel is also a major contributor to the evolution of international law mainly through the sophisticated and groundbreaking decisions of the Supreme Court that resonate throughout the world and command attention and respect. Israeli scholarship on international law stands at the cutting edge of the study of international law and is widely respected.

The goal of the Global Governance & Human Rights Track is to provide students with tools that will enable them to identify and explore the emerging global regulatory regimes in the fields of human rights and humanitarian law, environmental and cultural heritage protection, trade and investment regulation, and other fields. As well as to assess the normative challenges that these regime pose to our democratic sensibilities and reflect on the possibilities for shaping these global institutions and their policies through accountability requirements of transparency, participation, reason-giving, liability, and judicial review. This track is therefore attractive not only to students interested in international law but also to those whose passion is constitutional law and administrative law and those who wish to gain the tools to address problems of public law and policy in an era of global interdependency.

To complete your specialization in Global Governance and Human Rights track, you must take at least 11 credits of the LL.M.’s 32 required credits, from courses within the track, but you are more than welcome to take as many courses as you see fit – and that fit your schedule. You can also take courses from the other tracks, in addition to general elective courses.

The professors and courses refer to the 2018-2019 academic year - please be aware that courses and professors change each year.

You can study one of two year-long seminars: Dr. Eliav Lieblich on the Theory of International Law, or with Dr. Hila Shamir, on Labor Approach to Human Trafficking. During the Fall Semester, you can take courses with Prof. Hans Bernd Schäfer (Hamburg University) on Law and the Poverty of Nations; with Prof. Kim Rubenstein (Australian National University) a course on Citizenship Law in Context; and with Dr. Daphna Shraga (U.N.), a course on International Legal Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Our own Prof. Eyal Benvenisti will teach a course on The Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflict; Prof. Veena Dubal (UC Hastings) will discuss Critical Race Theory: Perspectives from the United States. Prof. Nikita Lyutov (Moscow State Law University) will offer International Labor Standards and Labor Law in Russia, and Prof. Eugene Volokh (UCLA) will discuss Digital Free Speech under U.S. Law.

In the Spring semester, the International Law Workshop led by Prof. Aeyal Gross, Dr. Eliav Lieblich and Dr. Doreen Lustig (TAU Law) will host authors who will discuss their works in progress with you; Prof. Raj Bhala (University of Kansas) will teach International Trade Law; Prof. Leora Bilsky (TAU Law) will offer Transitional Justice; Ms. Rachel Friedman (TAU Law) will offer Welfare State: Philosophy, Politics and Law; Prof. Rene Uruena (Los Andes University, Colombia) will teach Transformative constitutionalism in Latin America; Ms. Melanie Levi (TAU) will delve into Health and Human Rights.

 

This is how it looks, for the GGHR lawyer:

 

FALL – Q1
  • Theory of International Law
  • Labor Approach to Human Trafficking
  • Law and the Poverty of Nations
  • Citizenship Law in Context
  • International Legal Perspectives on the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict. 

FALL – Q2

  • Theory of International Law
  • Labor Approach to Human Trafficking
  • The Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflict
  • Critical Race Theory: Perspectives from the United States
  • Digital Free Speech under U.S. Law
  • International Labor Standards and Labor Law in Russia

SPRING – Q3

  • Theory of International Law
  • Labor Approach to Human Trafficking
  • International Law Workshop
  • International Trade Law
  • Transitional Justice
  • Welfare State: Philosophy, Politics and Law
  • Transformative constitutionalism in Latin America

SPRING – Q4

  • Theory of International Law
  • Labor Approach to Human Trafficking
  • International Law Workshop
  • Health and Human Rights
  • Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

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