Yael Ronen


Prof. Yaël Ronen is Professor of public international law at the Academic Center for Science and Law in Israel. She is also a research fellow at the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; and academic editor of the Israel Law Review, published by and Cambridge University Press. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge, following an LLB and LLM from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Prof. Ronen's areas of interest include issues of statehood and territorial status, particularly as they intersect with questions of human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law. Her latest publications include The Occupation of Justice (OUP 2021, 2nd edn) with David Kretzmer, and ‘Palestine in the ICC: Statehood and the Right to Self-determination in the Absence of Effective Control', (2020) 18 JICJ 947.

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Will history repeat itself? Anticipating the ICJ advisory opinion on the legal status of Israel’s occupation and its consequences

The Request for Advisory Opinion On 30 December 2022 the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/77/247, containing the annual indictment of Israeli practices in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. In addition, the resolution contains one novelty, a request addressed to the ICJ to render an Advisory Opinion on the following…

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The ICC Prosecutor’s statement on the Situation in Palestine: A Hand Stretched forth in Friendship?

On 3 March the OTP of the ICC confirmed that it had initiated an investigation regarding the Situation in Palestine. The investigation will cover crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court that are alleged to have been committed in the Situation since 13 June 2014. The OTP statement was no surprise: according to Article 18…

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