Eyal Benvenisti (Hebrew: איל בנבנשתי, born 1959) is an attorney and professor of human rights at Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Law. Since 2003 he has been part of the Global Law Faculty at New York University School of Law. He is the founding co-editor of Theoretical Inquiries in Law (1997–2002), where he served as Editor in Chief (2003-2006). He has also served on the editorial boards of the American Journal of International Law, and International Law in Domestic Courts.
Early life and education
Benvenisti was born in Israel in 1959. He attended local schools. He earned his LL. B. (1984) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He went to the United States for graduate work, where he received a Master's in Law (LL.M.) (1988) and J.S.D. (1990), Yale Law School.
He returned to Jerusalem, where he started his academic career at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in international law.
In addition to teaching and research, he served as Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University (2000–2002). He was Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law (2002–2005).
He has served as Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, University of Michigan School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Toronto Law School, University of Hamburg Institute of Law & Economics. A Humboldt Fellow at the Humboldt University and the University of Munich and a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International Law at Heidelberg.
Since 2003 he has been part of the Global Law Faculty, New York University School of Law.
Serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of International Law, and International Law in Domestic Courts. Founding Co-Editor, Theoretical Inquiries in Law (1997–2002, Editor in Chief 2003-2006).
Associate Member, Institut de Droit International (2011).
- Sharing Transboundary Resources: International Law and Optimal Resource Use.  (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
- The International Law of Occupation (Princeton University Press, 1993) (paperback edition with a new preface, 2004) (second edition, forthcoming by Oxford University Press).
- Private Property and the Israeli-Palestinian Settlement (The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 1998, in Hebrew) (co-author: Eyal Zamir).
- The Legal Status of Lands Acquired by Israelis before 1948 in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem (The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 1993) (in Hebrew) (co-author: Eyal Zamir) ISSN 033-8681.
- Legal Dualism: The Absorption of the Occupied Territories into Israel (Westview Press, 1989)
Editor of following books
- Israel and the Palestinian Refugees, (with Chaim Gans and Sari Hanafi, Springer Academic Press, 2006).
- The Impact of International Law on International Cooperation  (with Moshe Hirsch, Cambridge University Press, 2004).
- Challenges to the Welfare State in an Era of Globalization, (with Georg Nolte, Springer Academic Press, (2003).
- Rethinking the Divide Between Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello in Warfare against Non-State Actors, 34 Yale J. Int'l L. 541 (2009).
- National Courts, Domestic Democracy, and the Evolution of International Law, 20 Europ. J. Int'l L. 59 (2009) (with George W. Downs).
- Court Cooperation, Executive Accountability and Global Governance, NYU J. Int'l L & Policy (2009) (with George W. Downs).
- Toward Global Checks and Balances, 20 Constitutional Political Economy 266 (2009) (with George W. Downs).
- The Law on the Unilateral Termination of Occupation in Veröffentlichungen des Walther-Schücking-Instituts für Internationales Recht an der Universität Kiel (Andreas Zimmermann and Thomas Giegerich, Eds. (2009).
- Asian Traditions and Contemporary International Law on the Management of Natural Resources, 7 Chinese J. Int'l L. 273 (2008).
- The Origins of the Concept of Belligerent Occupation, 26 Law and History Review 621 (2008).
- Reclaiming Democracy: The Strategic Uses of Foreign and International Law by National Courts, 102 American J. Int'l L. 241 (2008).
- The Conception of International Law as a Legal System, 50 German Yb Int'l L. 393 (2008).
- The Empire's New Clothes: Political Economy and the Fragmentation of International Law, 60 Stanford L. Rev. 595 (2007) (with George W. Downs).
- Water, Right to, International Protection, The Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Rüdiger Wolfrum ed. (2008).
- 'Coalitions of the Willing' and the Evolution of Informal International Law, in "Coalitions of the Willing" - Avantgarde or Threat? 1(C. Calliess, C. Nolte, G. Stoll, eds. (2008).
- Human Dignity in Combat: The Duty to Spare Enemy Civilians, 39 Israel Law Review 81 (2006)
- The Interplay Between Actors as a Determinant of the Evolution of Administrative Law in International Institutions, 68 Law & Contemp. Probs. 319 (2005)
- Implementing the Law by Impartial Agents: An Exercise in Tort Law and International Law, 6 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 1 (2005) (with Ariel Porat).
- Distributive Politics and International Institutions: The Case of Drugs, 36 Case Western Reserve J. Int'l L. 21 (2004) (with George W. Downs).
- The US and the Use of Force: Double-Edged Hegemony and the Management of Global Emergencies, 15 Europ. J. Int'l L. 677 (2004).
- Inter Armas Silent Leges? National Courts and the 'War on Terrorism', in International Law and Terrorism 307, Andrea Bianchi Ed., Hart Publishing (2004).
- Welfare and Democracy on a Global Level: The WTO as a Case Study, in Challenges to the Welfare State in an Era of Globalization, 343 (Eyal Benvenisti & Georg Nolte eds. (2003).
- The Role of Third Parties in Promoting Collective Action among Riparians, 6 PCA Peace Palace Papers 201 (2003).
- Party Primaries as Collective Action with Constitutional Ramifications: Israel as a Case Study, 4 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 175 (2002).
- Margin of Appreciation, Consensus and Universal Standards, 31 NYU J. Int'l L. & Pol. 843 (1999).
- Exit and Voice in the Age of Globalization, 98 Michigan L. Rev. 167 (1999).
- Freedom of Speech in a Divided Society: Reflections after the Assassination of Prime-Minister Rabin 57 67(3) Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (Heidelberg J. of Int'l L.) 806 (1997).
- The Role of National Courts in Preventing Torture of Suspected Terrorists, 8 Europ. J. Int'l L. 596 (1997).
- Private Claims for Property Rights in the Future Israeli-Palestinian Settlement, 89 American J. Int'l L. 295 (1995) (co-author: Eyal Zamir).
- International Relations of their State, 5 Europ. J. Int'l L.423 (1994).
- The Israeli‑Palestinian Declaration of Principles: A Framework for Future Settlement, 4 Europ. J. Int'l L. 542 (1993).