Yuval Shany


Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Professor of Public International Law and the Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a member of the UN Human Rights Committee. His most recent book, Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts, was published by Oxford University Press in 2014, and he is currently working on a book on Jurisdiction and Admissibility of Cases before International Courts, which is scheduled for publication by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

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Developing the International Legal Order or Fomenting Doctrinal Confusion? A Comment on The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function

In The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function, Gleider Hernández offers us an insightful historical narrative and theoretical perspective on the judicial function assumed by the ICJ. According to Gleider, many of the controversies on the bench, resulting at times in contradictory decisions and half-way compromise formulas, stem from an ideological struggle between conflicting institutional…

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Bad Cases Make Bad Law, But Good Law Books!

Dr. Marko Milanovic’s book on the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties (OUP, 2011), which grew out of his doctoral studies in Cambridge, offers an excellent analysis of the jurisprudence of international and national courts and committees on the extraterritoriality of state obligations in the field of human rights. It is by far the most comprehensive book that…

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Know Your Rights! The Flotilla Report and International Law Governing Naval Blockades

Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law at the Law Faculty at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The author thanks Prof. David Kretzmer, Adv. Gil Limon and Adv. Rotem Giladi for useful comments to an earlier draft. The usual disclaimers apply. The Report of the “international fact-finding mission to investigate…

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