The inquiry team appointed by Israel’s attorney general clears the Israeli National Police from serious allegations of engaging in warrantless online surveillance but nonetheless identifies problems with applicable laws and procedures.
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 Senior Research Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute , and was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee between 2013-2020. 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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