Tamar Luster

Faculty of Law
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Tamar is a Ph.D. candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies.  She earned her LL.M from Columbia University in New York, where she was awarded a Human Right Fellowship of Columbia Law School and the James Kent Scholar honor. She received her LL.B. (Magna Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University and holds an M.A. in International Development (Summa Cum laude) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

As a lawyer, Tamar had previously engaged with international law and human rights, working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. She then served as the head of legal clinics focusing on social-economic rights in Israeli academic institutions and consulted to international non-governmental organizations. She currently coordinates an interdisciplinary research group on COVID-19 response and human rights, working alongside legal scholars and public health experts.

In her Ph.D. researchsupervised by Dr. Eliav Lieblich, Tamar is exploring a phenomenon she refers to as 'deprivation atrocities': the systematic denial of access to basic needs from civilian populations in situations of armed conflict.

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