Dr. Rotem Giladi

Affiliated Researcher

Rotem Giladi is Senior Lecturer at the Law School of the University of Roehampton, London and Affiliated Researcher at the Dubnow Institute. From June 2017 to September 2019 Research Fellow at the Dubnow Institute.

In the academic year 2019/2020 he held a teaching position in International Law at University of Edinburgh. He studied Law at the University of Essex (LL.B.), and completed his master degree in Law (LL.M.) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in International Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Doctoral Candidate between 2008 and 2011 at the University of Michigan Law School; subject of S.J.D. thesis: »Occupation, Humanity, Order. A Critique of International Humanitarian Law.« Worked as legal and policy adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross, and taught International Law at at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he currently works as a docent.

Research Interests

  • History of International Law
  • Diplomatic history, especially Israeli diplomacy of the first decade (1948–1957)
  • Jewish diplomacy and modern Jewish history

Essays and Articles

Corporate Belligerency and the Delegation Theory from Grotius to Westlake, in: Grotiana 41 (2020) 349–370.

Protection under the Law of Occupation. Critical Genealogies, in: Yuval Shany, Hilly Moodrick-Even Khen (eds.), Ruth Lapidoth Book, The Harry and Michael Sacher Institute for Legislative Research and Comparative Law, The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2020, 79–96 (Hebrew).

The Transformation of Sefton Rowson (Shabtai Rosenne), in: James Loeffler, Moria Paz (eds.), The Law of Strangers: Critical Perspectives on Jewish Lawyering and International Legal Thought, Cambridge, 2019, 221–248.

Picking Battles. Race, Decolonization, and International Law, in: Philipp Dann, Jochen von Bernstroff (eds.), Battle for International Law in the Decolonization Era 1955—75, Cambridge, 2019, 216–231.

The Phoenix of Colonial War. Race, the Laws of War, and the “Horror on the Rhine”, in: Leiden Journal of International Law 30 (2017), no. 4, 847–875.

Negotiating Identity. Israel, Apartheid, and the United Nations 1949—1952, in: English Historical Review CXXXII (2017), no. 559, 1440–1472.

A »Historical Commitment«? Identity and Ideology in Israel's Attitude to the Refugee Convention 1951–4, in: The International History Review 37 (2015), no. 4, 745–767.

Not Our Salvation. Israel, the Genocide Convention, and the World Court 1950–1951, in: Diplomacy & Statecraft 26 (2015), no. 3, 473–493.

The Role of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in: Andrew Clapham/Paola Gaeta/Marco Sassòli (eds.), The 1949 Geneva Conventions. A Commentary, Oxford 2015, 525–548 (together with Steven Ratner).

The Utility and Limits of Legal Mandate. Humanitarian Assistance, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Mandate Ambiguity, in: Andrej Zwitter et al.(eds.), Humanitarian Action. Global, Regional and Domestic Legal Responses, Cambridge 2015, 81–106.

The Enactment of Irony. Reflections on the Origins of the Martens Clause, in: European Journal of International Law 25 (2014), no. 3, 847–869.

The International Court of Justice,in: Yuval Shany (ed.), Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts, Oxford 2014, 161–188 (together with Yuval Shany).

A Different Sense of Humanity. Occupation in Francis Lieber's Code, in: International Review of the Red Cross 94 (2012), no. 885, 81–116.

Francis Lieber on Public War, in: Goettingen Journal of International Law 4 (2012), no. 2, 447–477.

Reflections on Proportionality, Military Necessity and the Clausewitzian War, in: Israel Law Review 45 (2012), no. 2, 323–340.

Out of Context. »Undercover« Operations and IHL Advocacy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, in: Journal of Conflict and Security Law 14 (2010), no. 3, 393–439.

The »Jus Ad Bellum/Jus In Bello« Distinction and the Law of Occupation, in: Israel Law Review 41 (2008), no. 1–2, 246–301.

The Role of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in a Future Permanent-Status Settlement in Jerusalem. Legal, Political, and Practical Aspects, in: Ora Ahimeir/Marshall J. Breger (eds.), Jerusalem. A City and Its Future, Syracuse, N. Y., 2002, 175–221 (together with Reuven Merhav).