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Yoram Dinstein
Former Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College

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.


He received his legal education from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he graduated summa cum laude, and New York University Law School.

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

He served twice as the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. 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).

Professor Dinstein’s numerous writings are widely cited, and several have been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, French and Arabic.


His works are frequently referred to by the Supreme Court of Israel, and have been cited by Judges of the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the House of Lords and the Supreme Court of Canada.

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