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Orna Ben-Naftali

Orna Ben-Naftali is Professor of International Law. A graduate of The Law Faculty of Tel-Aviv University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and Harvard University, she taught at Brandeis University; the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; and was dean of the Law School, the College of Management Academic Studies in Israel. She has also worked in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations. Ben-Naftali is a member of the board of editors of the European Journal of International Law; founding member of the executive board of Concord - the Research Centre for the Interplay between International Norms and Israeli Law, and a member of the executive board of B'tselem - the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.


Main Publications

Ben-Naftali's publications focus on International Humanitarian Law, most particularly, the Law of Belligerent Occupation; International Criminal Law and on the Cultural Study of Law.  Her most recent publication is an edited volume entitled International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law: Collected courses of the academy of European Law XIX: 1 (OUP 2011). During her stay at the EUI she will focus on two topics: (a) an article on International Law and Science-Fiction and (b) a book whose (provisional) title is The Language of the Israeli Control of the Palestinian Territory: a legal lexicon.


Research while at the EUI

The language of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territory: a legal lexicon


Contact  (1 September-31 December 2011)

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 2558

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