Professor Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law and former Dean of the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also currently serves as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee (2013-2020) - an expert body monitoring compliance by 169 States with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - as the Academic Chair of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University, and as a Senior Researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute.
Since 2016, Prof. Shany coordinates the work of the Cyber-Law program in the International Cyber-Security Research Center at the Hebrew University. As part of this program, he investigates the application of the laws of war to cyber-attacks, the responsibility of states and companies to protect human rights over cyber-space and the regulation of on-line surveillance. He Prof. Shany received his LL.B. cum laude from the Hebrew University, LL.M. from New York University and Ph.D. in international law from the University of London.