Prof. Eyal Benvenisti

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Eyal Benvenisti
Phone: 03-6406426
Fax: 02-5336142

Biography

Eyal Benvenisti, LL.B (Jerusalem) 1984, LL.M. (Yale) 1988, J.S.D. (Yale) 1990, is Anny and Paul Yanowicz Professor of Human Rights, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law.

 

From 2016 Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge.

 

Global Professor at New York University School of Law (since 2003). Was Visiting Professor at several US law schools (Harvard, Columbia, Michigan, Pennsylvania), a Humboldt Fellow at the Humboldt University and the University of Munich and a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International Law at Heidelberg.

 

Recipient most recently of the European Research Council Advanced Grant for research on “Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity: The Obligations of Nations in an Era of Global interdependence" (GlobalTrust) (2013-2018).

  

Associate Member, Institut de Droit International (2011).

 

 

From 2016: Editor, British Yearbook of International Law. Serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of International Law, and International Law in Domestic Courts. Founding Co-Editor, Theoretical Inquiries in Law (1997-2002, Editor in Chief 2003-2006).

 

Previously Hersch Lauterpacht Professor of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law at Tel Aviv University (2002-2005), and Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University (2000-2002).

 

Publications include: The Law of Global Governance (The Hague Academy of International Law, 2014); The International Law of Occupation (2nd Ed., Oxford University Press 2012, 1st Ed., Princeton University Press, 1993); Sharing Transboundary Resources: International Law and Optimal Resource Use (Cambridge University Press, 2002); Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity: On the Accountability of States to Foreign Stakeholders, 107 AM. J. INT’L. L (forthcoming, 2013); Reclaiming Democracy: The Strategic Uses of Foreign and International Law by National Courts, 102 AM. J. INT’L. L 241 (2008); The Empire’s New Clothes: Political Economy and the Fragmentation of International Law, 60 STAN. L. REV. 101 (2007) (with George W. Downs); Exit and Voice in the Age of Globalization, 98 MICH. L. REV. 167 (1999); Collective Action in the Utilization of Shared Freshwater: The Challenges of International Water Resources Law, 90 AM. J. INT’L. L. 384   (1996); Judicial Misgivings regarding the Application of International Norms: An Analysis of Attitudes of National Courts, 4 EUR. J. INT’L. L. 159 (1993).

Research Interests and Teaching

International Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law.

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Education
1988-90
J.S.D., Yale Law School.

Dissertation title: "Conflict of Laws and Belligerent Occupation - A Study in International and Comparative Law." (Awarded the Yale Law School’s Ambrose Gherini Prize for an outstanding work in private or public international law).

1987-88
LL.M., Yale Law School.
 
1985-86
The Direct Program towards Ph.D. in Law (a program for outstanding LL.B. students), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law.
 
1980-84 LL.B., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law (magna cum laude).

 

Academic Appointments

Israel:

Since 2002 Anny and Paul Yanowicz Professor of Human Rights, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law. Areas of research and teaching: International Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law.
1990-2002 Hersch Lauterpacht Professor of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law.

 

Outside Israel:

Since 2003 Global Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (next visit Fall 2014).
2015 Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School
2013 Professor, Special Course, The Hague Academy of International Law.
2012 Inaugural Professor, the “Max Planck Master Class Series in International Law," The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
2011 Inaugural Visiting Professor of Law, Graduate School on The Economics of the Internationalization of the Law, Institute of Law & Economics, Hamburg University
2011 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of Toronto
2006 Visiting Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
2007 A Humboldt Fellow at the Humboldt University, Berlin (2006) and the University of Munich.
2002 Visiting Professor of Law, University of Michigan School of Law.
1999-2002 Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School.
1998-99, 2004 Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School.
1998-2006 Professor, the UN/UNITAR Fellowship Programme in International Law, The Hague.
1996 Visiting Fellow, The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

 

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Representative Publications

THE LAW OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, in the COLLECTED COURSES OF THE HAGUE ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW; issued also as a “pocket book” in the Academy’s series that “focuses on topics which are of particular interest” (2014).

 

THE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF OCCUPATION (Princeton University Press, 1993) (paperback edition with a new preface, 2004) (second edition, Oxford University Press, 2012).

 

SHARING TRANSBOUNDARY RESOURCES: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND OPTIMAL RESOURCE USE, (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

 

War is Governance: Explaining the Logic of the Laws of War from a Principal-Agent Perspective, MICHIGAN L. REV. (forthcoming, 2014)

 

Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity: On the Accountability of States to Foreign Stakeholders, 107 AMERICAN J. Int’l L. 295 (2013)

 

Reclaiming Democracy: The Strategic Uses of Foreign and International Law by National Courts, 102 AMERICAN J. Int’l L. 241 (2008)

 

The Empire’s New Clothes: Political Economy and the Fragmentation of International Law, 60 STANFORD L. REV. 595 (2007) (with George W. Downs)

 

The US and the Use of Force: Double-Edged Hegemony and the Management of Global Emergencies, 15 EUROP. J. Int’l L. 677 (2004)

 

Exit and Voice in the Age of Globalization 98 MICHIGAN L. REV. 167 (1999)

 

Collective Action in the Utilization of Shared Freshwater: The Challenges of International Water Resources Law, 90 AMERICAN J. Int’l L. 384 (1996)

 

 

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