January 1936 (age 84)
Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine
|Education||J.D. from New York University Law School|
|Employer||Tel Aviv University|
|Known for||International law specialist; authority on the laws of war; former President and Dean of Law at Tel Aviv University.|
Yoram Dinstein (יורם דינשטיין; born 1936) is an Israeli scholar and Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University. He is a specialist on international law, and a prominent authority on the laws of war. He served as President of Tel Aviv University from 1991 to 1998.
Legal and academic career
Dinstein was appointed an instructor at the Hebrew University in 1964. From 1966 to 1970, he was a member of the Israeli delegation to the United Nations and the Israeli Consul-General in New York City.
Dinstein was Dean of the Faculty Law at Tel Aviv University from 1978 to 1980. From 1980 to 1985 he was the Rector of Tel Aviv University (1980–85), and he served as its President from 1991 to 1998 (following Moshe Many, and succeeded by Itamar Rabinovich).
He served twice as the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2002 to 2003. 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.
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. He is the founder and Editor of the Israel Yearbook on Human Rights (40 volumes of which have been issued – in English – since 1971). 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.
Selected Published works
- The Conduct of Hostilities Under the Law of International Armed Conflict, ISBN 0521198135, Cambridge University Press (2nd ed., 2010)
- The International Law of Belligerent Occupation, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-72094-X (2009)
- War, Aggression and Self-Defence, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-79758-6 (4th ed., 2005) (5th ed., 2011)
- War crimes in international law, co-editor with Mala Tabory, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, ISBN 90-411-0237-X (1996)
- Freedom of Religion and the Protection of Religious Minorities, The Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (1991)
- The Release of Prisoners of War, International Committee of the Red Cross (1984)
- Models of Autonomy, Transaction Publishers, ISBN 0-87855-435-1 (1981)
- The Laws of War at Sea, (1980)
- The Defence of "Obedience to Superior Orders" in International Law, A. W. Sijthoff (1965)
- "Air and Missile Warfare Under International Humanitarian Law", The Military Law and the Law of War Review. (2013)
- "Comments on Protocol I}, International Review of the Red Cross (2010)
- "War, Aggression and Self-Defence", Commonwealth Law Bulletin, Volume 32, Issue 4 (December 2006)
- "Comments on War", Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (2003)
- "The Parameters and Context of International Criminal Law"[permanent dead link], Touro Journal of Transnational Law (1988)
- "International Criminal Law", The Israel Law Review (1985)
- "Oil pollution by ships and freedom of the high seas", Journal of Maritime Law & Com. (1971)
- "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.
- Thomas, Lillian (April 13, 2003). "U.S. faces question of compensating victims of 'collateral damage'". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- Anthony Dworkin (March 30, 2004). "Defence or murder? | Law". London: The Guardian. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- Yoaz, Yuval (3 February 2005). "An Israeli enters the action in The Hague – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News". Haaretz. Haaretz.com. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- "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.
- "Wayback Machine" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
- "מינויים באוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים - על המשמר, 23/08/1964". Jpress.org.il. 1964-08-23. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
- "מחפשים דרכים למלחמה בעוני - דבר, 03/03/1967". Jpress.org.il. Retrieved 2020-01-22.
- Berkofsky, Joe (November 30, 1999). "WJC to overhaul organization". JTA. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- "Office of the Rector – Rector". Rector.tau.ac.il. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- Basch_Interactive (1980-01-01). "Presidents of Tel Aviv University | Tel Aviv University | Tel Aviv University". English.tau.ac.il. Retrieved 2020-02-18.
- Glen Sulmasy and Paul Schiff Berman (March 30, 2003). "War prompts debate over possible international law violations". New London, CT: The Day.
- "The International Law of Belligerent Occupation, Yoram Dinstein, Book – Barnes & Noble". Search.barnesandnoble.com. April 23, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
- Documents reveal how Israel made Amnesty's local branch a front for the Foreign Ministry in the 70s, Uri Blau, Mar. 18, 2017, Haaretz,