Prof. Yuval Shany
Yuval Shany joined IDI in 2008 as a senior researcher at the Center for Democratic Values and Institutions and the Center for Security and Democracy. He was Vice-President of Research in the Institute between 2018-2022.
Among other things, he has researched questions of right to equality, security detention, interrogation techniques, on-line surveillance and content moderation, military investigations, proportionality in the application of force, jurisdiction of international criminal tribunals and counterterrorism.
Prof. Shany is also a faculty member at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he holds the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law and has served as Dean of the Law Faculty (2012-2016). Between 2013-2020, Shany served as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee. Among his current research interests are international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international courts and tribunal and the regulation of cyber-space.
Prof. Shany has degrees in law from the Hebrew University (LL.B, 1995 cum laude), New York University (LL.M., 1997) and the University of London (Ph.D., 2001). He is the recipient of the 2004 American Society of International Law book award (creative legal scholarship), a 2008 European Research Council grant awarded to pioneering research leaders (for a project on the effectiveness of international courts), the 2010 Hebrew University Excellent junior faculty award and the 2021 Gorny Award of the Israeli Public Law Association.
Areas of Expertise
International law; human rights law; law in war; international criminal law, cyber law.