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Dr. Reut Yael Paz

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Since 2014         

Postdoc in SFB/TRR 138 Dynamics of Securitization for the project Collective Securitization (with Prof. Dr. Thilo Marauhn)


Senior Research Fellow of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin, Germany

Since 2009

Affiliated Research Fellow at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, (University of Helsinki, Finland)


Post-Doctoral Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Faculty of Law, the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany


Researcher at the Concord - Amicus Curiae Clinic Research Centre for Integration of International Law in Israel


Public International Law Lectureship, the Haim Striks Law School at the College of Management School of Law, Rishon-Le’Zion, Israel


Doctoral Researcher, Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzelia, Israel


Social Sciences Research Methods Lectureship, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bar Ilan, Israel


Researcher, FinnEkvit Association: Civic Association for Communicational and Cultural studies across Europe, Helsinki, Finland


PhD    Bar-Ilan University (Israel in co-operation with the Faculty of Law, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany and the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland)
LL.M   Law Faculty: University of Helsinki, Finland
MA     Political Science Faculty: University of Helsinki, Finland
BA      Law and Political Science Faculties: University of Helsinki, Finland

Academic Research Interests

The history of international law/relations; European legal history;

international environmental law;

feminism and international law/relations;

the intersection between international politics and international law;

the epistemology of IR theories, international legal theory;

third world approaches to international law (TWAIL);

the sociology of international law and the religious images of international law/relations

Academic Honours and Grants

2002-2008  PhD Presidential Excellency Scholarship awarded by the Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2005-2006              Study Scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) The Humboldt University Berlin: Law Faculty (PhD)
2004-2005 Study Scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) The Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig (PhD)
1998-2001 Study Scholarship awarded by Finnish Government (CIMO)

Monographs and Articles

A Gateway Between a Distant God & a Cruel World: The Contribution of Jewish German Scholars to International Law. Brill: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (2012).

Religion, Secularism and International Law in Oxford Handbook of International Legal Theory, Eds. Anne Orford and Florian Hofmann, forthcoming.

Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law as “a Hole in Time”/ La Théorie pure du droit de Hans Kelsen comme « un trou dans le temps » in Monde(s) n°7 Juristes, forthcoming.

A Forgotten Kelsenian? The Story of Helen Silving-Ryu (1906-1993),
/EJIL/: /The European Journal of International Law, vol. 25: No. 4, 2015./

The Cologne Circumcision Judgment: A Blow Against Liberal Legal Pluralism? In: Verfassungsblog, on Matters Constitutional, Recht/Kontext, Wissensschaftskolleg zu Berlin, available at:
See also an interview in Haaretz:

Making it Whole: Hersch Lauterpacht and the Rabbinical Approach to International Law, in: Goettingen Journal of International Law 4 (2012) 2, 417-445: and in Alexandra Kemmerer (ed.), Transmigrations. Jewish International Lawyers between Law and Politics, (Oxford and Portland: Hart, 2011), Forthcoming.

Between the ‘Public’ and the ‘Private’: A Review Essay on Elihu Lauterpacht. The Life of Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. The European Journal of International Law, Issue Vol. 22 (2011) No. 3. Available at

Review Essay–Erich K. Before the Law: Reflections on Degenhardt’s Study of Erich Kaufmann, 11 German Law Journal, 439-456 (2010). Available at

German Jewish women, International Law & Global Consciousness, in: Karin Gottschalk (ed.), Gender Difference in European Legal Culture: Historical Perspectives, (Germany: Kart, 2010)