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; Chair 2018-2019) – an expert body monitoring compliance by 172 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 Vice President for Research 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 international law to cyber-attacks and milirary applications of AI, the responsibility of states and companies to protect online human rights and the regulation of on-line surveillance. 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.
Yuval's Research Group:
* Research Group on Regulation of Cyber Security Standards for Private Market
Listen to Prof. Shany in the TLV1 Podcast on 'Private Eyes: Data, Metadata and Civil Rights'