Dr. Itamar Mann

International law, human rights, political theory, refugee law, environmental law, the laws of war, international criminal law

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My research is in international law and political theory. I teach international law and a number of related courses, including an elective on law and terrorism, environmental law, and a seminar on human rights.  

Before moving to Haifa, I was the national security law fellow and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, Washington DC. I hold an LLB from Tel Aviv University, and LLM and JSD degrees from Yale Law School.

Alongside teaching and research, I provide pro-bono consultancy to several human rights organizations, and am a member of the legal action committee at GLAN (Global Legal Action Network). I've previously provided services to Human Rights Watch and the Open Society Justice Initiative on issues related to refugee and migration law in Europe. I'm a member of the Israel Bar and have practiced human rights and criminal defense law.

My book, Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, came out with Cambridge University Press in 2016.


Yale Law School, JSD (2014)

Yale Law School, LLM (2010)

The Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, LLB, (2008)


Research and Teaching Interests 

International law; political and legal theory; human rights law; refugees and migration; international criminal law; national security law; environmental law