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Dr. Ziv Bohrer is a faculty member at Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Law. His main areas of interest are International Criminal Law and International Humanitarian Law. He is currently researching (among other things) the long (forgotten) pre-WWII history of International Criminal Law. Prior to his current position, Dr. Bohrer was a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Michigan, under a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2011-12), and a Research Fellow at the Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, Hebrew University (2012-13). Dr. Bohrer received his Ph.D. (2011) and LL.M. (2007 (magna cum laude)) from Tel-Aviv University and his LL.B and B.A. (in psychology) from Haifa University. Ziv teaches: Public International Law, Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflict)

Primary Research Fields: Public International Law; International Humanitarian Law (Law of War); International Criminal Law; History of International Law.

Courses (Past and Present):

Public International Law; International Criminal Law; History and Theory of International Criminal Law; International Humanitarian Law (Law of War); The "General Part" of International Criminal Law; Israeli Criminal Law; Introduction to the Israeli Legal System; Selected Topics in International Criminal Law; Selected Topics in the Law of War (Seminar); Justifications for Punishment in International Criminal Law (Seminar).

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Links to Videos and Podcasts of Lectures:

Lectures on the Neglected Long Legal History of the Supposedly "New" Wars:

  1. Ziv Bohrer, "Transnational Conflicts: A New Kind of War?", a lecture given at: The Oxford University Public International Law Discussion Group (2017), published as a podcast, https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/transnational-conflicts-new-kind-war
  2. Ziv Bohrer, "The False History of the Categorization of Armed Conflicts", a lecture given as part of: Young Researchers Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency (Day 4, Part 3; Sep 18, 2016), organized by the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M35JM2CsQ9U
  3. For a lecture in Hebrew, see: Ziv Bohrer, "Transnational Armed Conflict: A New Kind of War?" [in Hebrew], a lecture given as part of: 'Talks about Books' (June 2017), an event organized by the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK6FnkQYjkc

Lectures on the Forgotten, Centuries-Long, Pre-WW2 History of International Criminal Law:

  1. Ziv Bohrer, "Nuremburg was not the First International Criminal Tribunal by a Long-Shot", a lecture given at: I-HILT - Institute for the History of International Law @ Tilburg (Oct. 2018), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCg7Eh8vYL0#action=share
  2. Ziv Bohrer, "Nuremberg Was Not the First International Criminal Tribunal - by a Long Shot", a lecture given in: The Oxford Transitional Justice Research Seminars (Oct. 2017), published as a podcast, https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/nuremberg-was-not-first-international-criminal-tribunal-long-shot
  3. Ziv Bohrer, "International Criminal Law’s Millennium of Forgotten History and Its Post-WWII Pretermission", a lecture given as part of: XXIst Annual Forum of Young Legal Historians - 6th Berg Institute International Conference (March 2015), organized by Tel Aviv University, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsZokKu34Fw

Lectures [in Hebrew] on Israel & International Criminal Law:

  1. Ziv Bohrer, "International Criminal Law – Its Past and Future" [in Hebrew], a symposium on Israel and International Criminal Law (Sept. 2015), event organized by the INSS, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tQL8crDULk
  2. Ziv Bohrer, "Lawyers in Warfare – Who Needs Them?" [in Hebrew], a lecture given as part of:  Law and Security: Do the Two Go Together? (March. 2014), an event organized by the INSS, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpeeOdETIkQ&feature=youtu.be


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Tel Aviv University

Jul 2007Jun 2012

Award Date: 6 Jun 2012

Master's Degree, Tel Aviv University

Oct 2005Jul 2007

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

Bachelor, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1998Jun 2003

Award Date: 17 Jun 2003

Bachelor, Tel Aviv University

Oct 1998Nov 2002

Award Date: 21 Nov 2002


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