Dr. Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also serves currently as the academic director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University. Dr. Shany has degrees in law from the Hebrew University (LL.B, 1995), New York University (LL.M., 1997) and the University of London (Ph.D., 2001) and he has published a number of books and articles on international courts and tribunals, as well as on other international law issues such as international human rights and humanitarian law. Dr. Shany has taught in a number of law schools in Israel, and has been in recent years a research fellow in Harvard and Amsterdam University and a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He also worked as consultant in a few international law cases in and outside Israel.