Dr. Eliav Lieblich

מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר


Eliav Lieblich joined Tel-Aviv University’s Faculty of Law in 2016. He earned his J.S.D. and LL.M. degrees from Columbia Law School, where he was a recipient of the Norman E. Alexander Fellowship, and an LL.B. from Hebrew University, where he also earned a degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies. Dr. Lieblich teaches and researches public international law, with a focus on the laws on the use of force, just war theory, international humanitarian law, and the history and theory of international law. He has taught at Northwestern University and at the European University Institute's Academy of European Law. Dr. Lieblich has received the Alon Scholarship for outstanding junior faculty, and the ISF research grant. Prior to his graduate studies, Dr Lieblich served as a law clerk to Acting Justice D. Cheshin of the Israeli Supreme Court. In recent years, he participated as an expert in various international forums. Dr. Lieblich is the author of International Law and Civil Wars: Intervention and Consent, and his scholarship was published, among others, in the European Journal of International Law, the British Yearbook of International Law and the Hastings Law Journal.



2012   J.S.D., Columbia Law School, New York, NY
2009 LL.M., Columbia Law School, New York, NY (cum laude)  
2006 LL.B., (magna cum laude) Hebrew University Faculty of Law, Israel  

Academic Appointments

Oct. 2016-Present Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Senior Lecturer (associate professor)
2012-2016 Radyzner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Lecturer (assistant professor)
2017 European University Institute, Academy of European Law
Faculty, 2017 Summer Human Rights Law Course
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Visiting Associate Professor, Fall 2017


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Research Interests and Teaching

International Law, Use of Force, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, History of International Law, International Legal Theory, Just War Theory, Intra-State Violence

Representative Publications



Transnational Asymmetric Armed Conflict under International Humanitarian Law: Key Contemporary Challenges (with Owen Alterman, INSS 2015)


International Law and Civil Wars: Intervention and Consent (Routledge, 2013) (Paperback, 2014)




The Facilitative Function of Jus in Bello, 30 European Journal of International Law (forthcoming 2019)    


The Case against Police Militarization, 23 Michigan Journal of Race & Law (forthcoming, 2018) (with Adam Shinar)


Consent, Forcible Intervention, and Internal Justification to Use Force, 111 Proceedings of the American Society of International Law (forthcoming, 2018)


Internal Jus ad Bellum, 67 Hastings Law Journal (2016)


Robot Warfare and the Problem of Bound Discretion (with Eyal Benvenisti) 39 Iyunei Mishpat – Tel-Aviv University Law Review 67 (2016) [Hebrew] 


Cosmopolitanism at a Crossroads: Hersch Lauterpacht and the Israeli Declaration of Independence (with Yoram Shachar), 84 British Yearbook of International Law 1 (2014)


Quasi-Hostile Acts: The Limits on Forcible Disruption Operations under International Law, 32 Boston University International Law Journals 101 (2014)


Show us the Films: Transparency, National Security, and Disclosure of Information Collected by Advanced Weapons  and Monitoring Systems under International Law, 45 Israel Law Review 459 (2012)


Intervention and Consent: Consensual Forcible Interventions in Internal Armed Conflicts as International Agreements, 29 Boston University International Law Journal (2011) 


Chapters in Edited Volumes:


The Soviet Intervention in Hungary (1956), in International Law on the Use of Force: a Case-Based Approach (Tom Ruys & Olivier Corten eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming)


Assimilation through Law: Hans Kelsen and the Jewish Experience, in The Law of Strangers: Critical Perspectives on Jewish Lawyering and International Legal Thought (James Loeffler & Moria Paz eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming)


Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Obligation to Exercise Discretion, in Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems: Expert Opinions Delivered to the CCW Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, 2016 229 (Robin Geiss ed., 2017)


The Obligation to Exercise Discretion in Warfare: Why Autonomous Weapons Systems are Unlawful (with Eyal Benvenisti), in Autonomous Weapons Systems: Law, Ethics, Policy 245 (Nehal Bhuta et al eds., Cambridge University Press, 2016)


Beyond Life and Limb: Exploring Incidental Mental Harm under International Humanitarian Law, in Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies: International and Domestic Aspects 185 (Derek Jinks et al eds., TMC Asser, 2014)


Consensual Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect, in The Responsibility to Protect: From Theory to Practice (Andre Nollkaemper & Julia Hoffman eds., Amsterdam/Chicago University Press, 2012) 141 


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