Shiri Krebs


Shiri Krebs is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Law at Deakin Law School in Melbourne, Australia, and a Law and International Security Fellow at the Stanford Center on International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University. Her research focuses primarily on the complex relationship between legal rules and fact-finding, at the intersection of law, politics, and social psychology. Krebs’ scholarship and publications granted her several awards, including the Steven M. Block Civil Liberties Award (2011), the Richard S. Goldsmith Award in Dispute Resolution (2012), and the Franklin Award in International Law (2015). In 2016 she was selected by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for the New Voices Panel at the Society’s Annual Meeting. Her past experience includes serving as legal advisor to the Chief-Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court (2005-2010), working for the Israeli Democracy Institute, and teaching international law at Santa Clara University School of Law and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her Doctorate and Masters in Law from Stanford University, and earned LL.B. (Law) and B.A. in International Relations, as well as M.A. in International Law and Organizations, all magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Facts, Alternative Facts, and International Law

On October 3, 2015, at 2:08a.m., a U.S. Special Operations AC-130 gunship attacked a Doctors Without Borders [Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF] hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, with heavy fire. Forty-two people were killed, mostly patients and hospital staff members. Dozens of others were injured, and the hospital building was severely damaged and subsequently closed. When the dust finally…

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