Yoram Dinstein

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Yoram Dinstein
Education J.D. from New York University Law School[1]
Employer Tel Aviv University
Known for International law specialist; authority on the laws of war;[2][3][4][5] former President and Dean of Law at Tel Aviv University.
Notable work
Title Professor Emeritus

Yoram Dinstein is a scholar and Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University. He is a specialist on international law, and a prominent authority on the laws of war.[2][3][4][5]


Yoram Dinstein was born in Tel Aviv in 1936. He received his legal education from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he graduated summa cum laude, and New York University Law School.[1][1]

Legal and academic career[edit]

Dinstein formerly held the posts of President (from 1991–98),[6] Rector (1980–85),[7] and Dean of Law at Tel Aviv University.[1]

He served twice as the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.[2][8][9] He was also a Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, a Meltzer Visiting Professor of Law at New York University, and a visiting Professor of Law at the University of Toronto.[9]

Dinstein is President of Israel’s national branch of the International Law Association and of the Israel United Nations Association. He served as Chairman of the Israel national branch of Amnesty International and as a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. He is a member of the Council of the San Remo International Institute of Humanitarian Law.[1] He is the founder and Editor of the Israel Yearbook on Human Rights (40 volumes of which have been issued – in English – since 1971).[2] During his time at Amnesty International, Israeli government funded its operation, and Dinstein regularly was in contact with the Israeli Foreign Ministry and received instructions from it.[10]

Dinstein has written on international law, human rights, and the laws of armed conflict.[1]

Published works[edit]




  1. ^ a b c d e "International law expert, Professor Yoram Dinstein, on the international 'War on Terrorism' : News : The University of Melbourne". Voice.unimelb.edu.au. Archived from the original on October 13, 2009. Retrieved Sep 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Thomas, Lillian (April 13, 2003). "U.S. faces question of compensating victims of 'collateral damage'". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Anthony Dworkin (March 30, 2004). "Defence or murder? | Law". London: The Guardian. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Yoaz, Yuval. "An Israeli enters the action in The Hague – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News". Haaretz.com. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Think Peace: Defend the people of Palestine By Henry Lowi". Aljazeerah.info. June 30, 2006. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ Berkofsky, Joe (November 30, 1999). "WJC to overhaul organization". JTA. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Office of the Rector – Rector". Rector.tau.ac.il. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ Glen Sulmasy and Paul Schiff Berman (March 30, 2003). "War prompts debate over possible international law violations". New London, CT: The Day. 
  9. ^ a b "The International Law of Belligerent Occupation, Yoram Dinstein, Book – Barnes & Noble". Search.barnesandnoble.com. April 23, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  10. ^ Documents reveal how Israel made Amnesty's local branch a front for the Foreign Ministry in the 70s, Uri Blau, Mar. 18, 2017, Haaretz,