Dr. Doreen Lustig

Faculty of Law
מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Doreen Lustig
Phone: 03-6408276
Office: Minkoff - Law, 420


Doreen Lustig is a tenured, Associate Professor at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law. She teaches and researches in the fields of international law, global governance, constitutional law and climate change. She earned her J.S.D and L.L.M from NYU Law School where she won the 2005 Hauser Research Scholar Fellowship and served as a former IILJ Scholar (Institute of International Law and Justice). She also holds an LL.B. degree (magna cum laude) and B.A degree in sociology and anthropology from Tel Aviv University. Prior to joining Tel Aviv University she clerked for The Honorable Eliezer Rivlin, Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel. She won the 2019 Zeltner Prize in the category of junior legal scholar. Lustig was the Chief Editor of the Tel Aviv U. Law Review and serves as Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of International Law. 

Research Interests and Teaching

Doreen Lustig teaches international law, constitutional law (1L), global governance and constitutional theory. Her research integrates history, political theory and legal theory. Her current research focuses on the Climate Crisis; Transnational Tort Litigation; the History and Theory of the Peace Movement.


2012 J.S.D., New York University Law School
2007 L.L.M., New York University Law School
2004 LLB and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University


Academic Appointments
2018 Visitor Professor, University of Toronto Law School
2018-Present Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law 
Lecturer, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law 


Full CV

Representative Publications



Veiled Power: The History of International Law and the Private Corporation, 1886 – 1981 (Oxford University Press, 2020)

Reviewed in: Filip Batselé, Leiden Journal of International Law (2021), P. Sean Morris, The Asian Journal of International Law (2021); Christopher A. Casey, The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (LPICT) (2021); Peter A. Muchlinski, the Law and History Review (2021); Joseph H. H. Weiler, Favourite Readings 2021 – 10 Good Reads, EJIL Talk! (2021)Karen Alter, American Journal of International Law (2023)


Articles and Book Chapters


The Climate Change Turn in Human Rights, in the Oxford Handbook on Comparative Human Rights Law (Neha Jain & Mila Versteeg eds., forthcoming, 2023) (with Ilil Gabison)  


The Constitutional Turn in Climate Litigation: Two Decades after the Adam Teva Ve-Din Decision, in Tel Aviv Law Review (with Iill Gabison, Forthcoming) [Hebrew]


The Children of the Lost Years: Climate Change and Future Generations in Eliezer Rivlin Book (Aharon Barak et al eds., forthcoming, 2023) [Hebrew]


Doreen Lustig, The Peace Movement and Grassroots International Law 24 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 165 (2021)


The Enduring Charter: Corporations, States and International Law, in The Law And Logics Of Attribution Constructing The Identity And Responsibility Of States And Firms (Melissa J. Durkee ed., Cambridge U. Press, forthcoming, 2022)  


The Vedanta challenge to multilateralism: Piercing the boundaries of the global legal order—Afterword to the Foreword by Karen Alter Int’l J. Const. L. (2022)


The Embroider: Pnina Lahav and the Struggle for Gender Equality in Israel, 44 Tel Aviv U.L. Rev (2021) (with Leora Bilsky) [Hebrew]


Revisiting Solferino: The Myth and its histories in the Narrative on the International Laws of War, in International Law’s Invisible Frames (Andrea Bianchi and Moshe Hirsch Eds., Oxford University Press, 2021) (with Eyal Benvenisti)


Monopolizing War: Codifying the Laws of War to Reassert Governmental Authority 1856-1874, 31 European Journal of International Law 127 (2020) (with Eyal Benvenisti)


Commented by: Jochen von Bernstorff, Is IHL a Sham? A Reply to Eyal Benvenisti and Doreen Lustig, 31 European Journal of International Law 709 (2020);

Rejoinder: Beyond the ‘Sham’ Critique and the Narrative of Humanitarianism: A Rejoinder to Jochen von Bernstorff31 European Journal of International Law 721 (2020) (with Eyal Benvenisti)


"We the Majority...": The Israeli Nationality Basic Law, 25 Israel Studies 256 (2020).  


Governance Histories of International Law, in Oxford Handbook of Legal History 859 (Markus D. Dubber and Christopher Tomlins eds,.2018)


Judicial Review in the Contemporary World: Retrospective and Prospective, 16 Int’l J. Const. L. 315 (2018) (with Joseph Weiler).


Kadi in Jerusalem: Global Regulation in Israel, the Case of Terror Finance, 31 Bar Ilan U.L. Rev. 881 (2018) [Hebrew]


Foreword: A Good Place in the Middle – The Israeli Constitutional Revolution from a Global and Comparative Perspective, 38 Tel Aviv U.L. Rev. (2016) (with Joseph Weiler) [Hebrew]


Three Paradigms of Corporate Responsibility in International Law: The Kiobel Moment, 12 J. Int’l Crim. Justice 593 (2014)


The Multinational Corporation as “the Good Despot”: The Democratic Costs of Privatization in Global Settings, 15 Theoretical Inq. L. 125 (2014) (with Eyal Benvenisti)


The Nature of the Nazi State and the Question of International Criminal Responsibility of Corporate Officials at Nuremberg: Franz Neumann’s Behemoth at the Industrialist Trials, 43 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 965 (2011)


Displacement and Relocation from Protected Areas: International Law Perspectives on Rights, Risks and Resistance, 4(3) Conservation & Society 404 (2006) (with Benedict Kingsbury).


Book Reviews


Peter Muchlinski, Multinational Enterprises and the Law (3rd ed. OUP, 2021) in 23 Journal of World Investment & Trade (2022)


Revisiting the Impossible, Book Review of Contingencies in International Law (Ingo Venzke and Kevin John Heller eds.,2021)


Christopher Casey, Nationals Abroad: Globalization, Individual Rights and the Making of Modern International Law, (CUP 2020), in The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (CUP, 2021)


Rivka Brot, In the Grey Zone: The Jewish Kapo and the Law, Tel Aviv U.L. Rev. Forum (2020) [Hebrew]


In the Shadow of International Criminal Law, Review of Leora Bilsky, The Holocaust, Corporations and the Law (Michigan University Press, 2017), Tel Aviv Univ. L. Rev. Forum (2019) [Hebrew]


Jewish Human Rights, Review of James Loeffler, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Yale UP, 2018), Lawfare (December, 2018)


Beyond Sovereignty: International Human Rights as Experience, 15 Jerus. Rev. L. Stud. 89 (2017)


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