- Year of election
- Hersch Lauterpacht Chair of Public International Law, Hebrew University
- Member, UN Human Rights Committee
Area(s) of Expertise
- International Human Rights Law
- International Courts and Tribunals
- International Humanitarian Law
- General International Law
Prof. Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law and former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also serves currently as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (2013-2020), as the Committee’s VIce-Chair (2017-18), and is a senior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. Shany also chairs the Hebrew University’s Minerva Center for Human Rights’ academic committee. is a co-director of the Faculty’s International Law Forum and transitional justice program, and heads the CyberLaw program of the Hebrew University CyberSecurity Research Center.
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 has published numerous books and articles on international courts and tribunals and other international law issues such as international human rights and international humanitarian law. He is the recipient of the 2004 American Society of International Law book award (creative legal scholarship) and a 2008 recipient of a European Research Council grant awarded to pioneering research leaders for his work on the effectiveness of international courts.
- “The Competing Jurisdictions of International Courts and Tribunals”, 2003, 348 pp., Oxford University Press, Oxford
- “Regulating Jurisdictional Interactions between National and International Courts”, 2007, 216 pp., Oxford University Press, Oxford
- “Manual on International Court and Tribunals” (co-written with Ruth Mackenzie and Cesare Romano) (2010), 500 pp., Oxford University Press, Oxford
- “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts” (with participation of 6 co-authors)(2014), 322 pp., Oxford University Press, Oxford)
- “Questions of Jurisdiction and Admissibility before International Courts” (2016) 170, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge)
- Living in Denial: The Application of Human Rights in the Occupied Territories” (co-written with Orna Ben Naftali), 37 Israel Law Review (2004) 17, 101 pp.
- “No Longer a Weak Department of Power? Reflections on the Emergence of a New International Judiciary”, 20 European Journal of International Law (2009) 73, 18 pp.
- “Toward a General Margin of Appreciation Doctrine”, 16 European Journal of International Law (2005) 907, 33 pp.
- “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts: A Goal-Based Approach”, 106 A.J.I.L. (2012) 225, 35 pp.
- “A Human Rights Perspective to Global Battlefield Detention: Time to Reconsider Indefinite Detention”, 93 Int’l L. Stud. (2017) 102, 29 pp.