Dr. Khalid Ghanayim

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Freedom of speech

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Khalid Ghanayim is a senior lecturer at the faculty of law University of Haifa, Board member of the Haifa Centre for German and European Studies (HCGES) University of Haifa. Dr. Ghanayim studied law at the faculty of law University of Cologne Germany and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for foreign and international criminal law in Freiburg Germany

His research focuses on substantive criminal law, such as the structure and elements of the criminal offence, the criminal law defences, the offences limited free speech, such as libel law, sedition, incitement, offences against the state, and the homicide offences, and the Criminal Law Procedure.
He is the co-author of several books, such as Libel Law (2nd edt., 2017), the Law of Sedition (1996), the Law of Incitement (1996), Offences against the State (2008) and The Law of Homicide (2017), and many articles in English, German, Hebrew and Arabic.


  • Faculty of Law, University of Cologne, L.L.B. & L.L.M. (German State Exam), with Distinction.
  • Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, L.L.D., The Dissertation "The Distinction between Justification and Excuses in Criminal Law, Reflections about Necessity", 448 pp.


  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure​