Brief Bio

Prof. Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law and former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee from 2013 to 2020, and served for one year during that time as Chair of the Committee. He currently serves as a senior research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, the Chair of the Hebrew University’s Minerva Center for Human Rights’ academic committee, co-director of the Faculty’s International Law Forum and transitional justice program, and the head of the CyberLaw program of the Hebrew University CyberSecurity Research Center. His research focuses on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, international courts and tribunals and international law in cyberspace.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Core Course: Transnational Law: Introduction and Selected Issues (Spring 2025, Fall 2024, Spring 2024, Fall 2023, Fall 2022)
  • International Human Rights Law (Fall 2023, Spring 2023)
  • International Courts and Tribunals (Spring 2012)
  • International Economic Law: Norms and Institutions (Spring 2012)