Daniel Bethlehem

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Sir Daniel Lincoln Bethlehem KCMG QC (born 16 June 1960)[1][2] is a barrister and former Legal Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom government. Before that he was and external Legal Adviser to Israeli Government, working with Ariel Sharon and Benjamin Netanyahu governments, and representing them at the International court of justice in The Hague[3].

He is a founding director of Legal Policy International Limited (LPI),[4] and a consulting senior fellow at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).[5] From May 2006 to May 2011, he was the principal Legal Adviser to the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Prior to this, he was in practice at the London Bar and director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge.[6]


  1. ^ "Summary Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Bethlehem, Sir Daniel (Lincoln)", Who's Who (online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2018). Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ MacAskill, Ewen; editor, diplomatic (2006-03-07). "Israel adviser switches to top FO job". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-01-07.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ http://www.legalpolicyinternational.com/
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-06. Retrieved 2013-02-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://www.danielbethlehem.com/