Eyal Benvenisti

Whewell Professor | University of Cambridge

Eyal Benvenisti is the Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre of International Law. He is also a professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and a Global Faculty at NYU School of Law. He received his LL.B from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Yale Law School. Benvenisti has been a visiting professor at the law schools of Yale, Harvard, Toronto, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and gave a special course at The Hague Academy of International Law in. He is directs the research project “GlobalTrust – Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity” that is funded by an ERC Advanced Grant. Recipient of several prizes including the Humboldt Research Award and the Francis Deak Prize. He is an Associate Member of the Institut de droit international, a co-Editor of the British Yearbook of International Law, and a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of International Law, and International Law in Domestic Courts.

Most recent publications include: The Law of Global Governance, in the Collected Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law (2014; issued also as a “pocket book” in the Hague Academy series); The International Law of Occupation (2nd Ed., Oxford University Press 2012); War is Governance: Explaining the Logic of the Laws of War from a Principal-Agent Perspective, 112 MICHIGAN L. REV. 1363 (2014) (with Amichai Cohen); Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity: On the Accountability of States to Foreign Stakeholders, 107 AM. J. INT’L. L. 295 (2013).