Prof. Itamar Mann

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

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Prof. Mann's research and teaching interests are in international law (especially at the intersections with refugee and migration law), environmental law, and legal theory. Alongside an introductory course on public international law, and one on jurisprudence, he teaches electives on human rights and environmental law. In 2021 attorney Sharon Madel Artzy of FBC & co and Prof. Mann started a workshop on law and climate change, first of its kind in Israel.

A large part of Prof. Mann's research focuses on legal, political, and ethical questions that arise from largescale migration. His book, Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, came out with Cambridge University Press in 2016. His articles appeared in leading journals including the European Journal of International Law, the Texas Law Review, and more. He also works as a legal advisor to the international human rights organization GLAN (the Global Legal Action Network).

Prior to coming to Haifa Prof. Mann was a National Security Law Fellow at Georgetown Law Centre. He holds JSD and LLM degrees from Yale Law School, and an LLB degree from Tel Aviv University.


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