In the aftermath of Israel’s recent election, de jure annexation of the West Bank is increasingly likely. But such a plan raises issues under international law and risks calling into question Israel’s status as a democracy.
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 Vice President for Research at the Israel Democracy Institute, and as a member of the UN Human Rights Committee. 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.
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