I am a lecturer in law (assistant professor) at the University of Reading School of
Law. On the school's LL.M.(post-graduate), I teach modules in International Refugee
Law, International Humanitarian Law, and International Human Rights Law. On the
LL.B.(undergraduate), I convene and teach the core module in Administrative Law and Civil
Liberties. 

I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Working Paper Series of the Refugee Law Initiative
(associated with the Institute for Advance Legal Study, University of London), and a
researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute (analysing questions of immigration and
asylum, particularly regarding the treatment of African asylum seekers in Israel). 

Previously, I was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, affiliated with its
immigration and refugee clinic and with the human rights program. 

A member of the Israeli bar since 2003, I have gained legal practice experience during my
mandatory military service as a legal advising officer at the legal counselor's
office of the IDF. 

I hold DPhil, MPhil & BCL degrees from the University of Oxford. My doctoral thesis,
written under the supervision of Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, considered voting rights
of recognised Geneva Convention Refugees in their Countries of Asylum, 

At Oxford, I tutored in Pubic International Law, convened the Law Faculty's
"Human Rights Discussion Group", and organised the "Israel: Historical,
Political and Social Aspects" academic lectures series. 

I also hold an LLM (with specialisation in Public Law) from the Hebrew University, and an
LLB and BA in Economics from the University of Haifa. 

My scholarly interests are in Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law),
Intentional Refugee Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Democratic Theory. 

Articles

'Protecting Recognized Geneva Convention Refugees Outside their States of Asylum, International Journal of Refugee Law (2013)

This article highlights the predicament of persons recognized as refugees according to the Convention Relating...

 

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Do Soldiers' Lives Matter? A View from Proportionality (with Sahi Otzari Esq.), Israel Law Review (2012)

A military operation is about to take place during an ongoing international armed conflict; it...

 

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LEGAL OUTLIER, AGAIN? U.S. FELON SUFFRAGE: COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVES, Boston University International Law Journal (2011)

The judiciousness of American felon suffrage policies has long been the subject of scholarly debate,...

 

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Submission on International Law (with Oxford Pro Bono Publico), Submitted to the Iraq Inquiry (2010)

A collaborative submission prepared by six post-graduate students in international law at the University of...

 

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The French 'headscarves Ban': Intolerance or Necessity ?, The John Marshall Law Review (2007)

The notion analyzed in the article is that a right can often be interpreted in...

 

Contributions to Books

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Non-refoulemt between Common Article 1 and Common Article 3, Refuge from Inhumanity: Refugee Protection and the Laws of War (2014)
 

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Out-of-Country Voting: The Predicament of the Recognised 1951 Convention Refugee, Forced Migration(s): Critical Reflections on Refugee Law (2014)

‘Out-of-Country Voting: The Predicament of the Recognised Refugee’ points to an emerging global trajectory to...

 

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An Imperative for Today: Recognizing a Positive Legal Right to Palliative Care (in Hebrew) (with Sylviane Colombo), LAW, SOCIETY AND CULTURE (2004)

The issue of palliative care, which is increasingly at the heart of the end-of-life discourse...

 

Case Notes, Blog Posts, and Book Reviews

Israel Democracy Institute

Popular Press

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Reclaiming the Human Rights Agenda, Cherwell (2009)

This contribution offers a critical appraisal of the Durban Review Conference