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Dr. Noam Peleg


Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Human Rights Under Pressure - Ethics, Law and Politics

Post Doctoral Fellow

Mt. Scopus

Dr. Peleg completed his Ph.D. and LLM at University College London, and was awarded the Faculty of Laws Doctoral Research Students Scholarship and the British Council Chevening-UCL Israel Alumni–Chaim Herzog Award for LLM studies.

Noam has served as a law clerk at the Tel Aviv District Court, and worked for Israel’s National Committee on the Rights of the Child. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Children’ Rights.

Before moving to academia, Noam worked in a number of human rights NGO’s, where he specialized in children’s rights, family law and international human rights law. He has extensive experience representing children in courts, and in litigation before the Supreme Court of Israel in humanitarian law cases.

Dr. Noam Peleg has been appointed to a lectureship position in Law at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, which he will begin immediately following the conclusion of his fellowship with HR-UP. He has also just been awarded a joint research grant from the European Forum of the Hebrew University and the Adenauer Foundation

Noam Peleg has taught at University College London, the LSE and Tel Aviv University. AT the 2014-2015 academic year Noam will teach the course 'Children's Rights in International Law' at the LLM in Human Rights and International Law'.

Noam’s research focuses on children’s rights in international human rights law. His current research project examines the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’s conception of children, childhood and human rights and their influence on the protection provided on the state level for the rights of marginalized children.


· The Child's Right to Development (under contract with Cambridge University Press).

· Commentary on UNCRC Article 30 (Brill, forthcoming 2015). · Law in Society: Reflections on Children, Families, Culture and Philosophy.

Essays in Honour Michael Freeman, Co-edit with Alison Diduck and Helen Reece (Brill, forthcoming 2014).

Journal Articles

· 'Children and the Capability Approach', 21 (2013) International Journal of Children's Rights 523-542.

· 'In the Name of the Father', 3 (2006) He'arat Din 196 (With R. Zafran) [Hebrew]

Chapters in Edited Books

· 'Article 6' in Commentary on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Philip Alston and John Tobin (eds) (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2015).

· 'Time to grow Up: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's Jurisprudence on the Right to Development' in Law & Childhood Studies, Michael Freeman (ed) (Oxford University Press, 2012) 371-391.

· 'What Do We Mean When We Speak About Children's Right to Development?' in The Sovereignty of Children in Law, Farhad Malekian and Kristen Nordlöf (eds) (CSP, 2012) 134-156.

Book Reviews

· 'Reconceptualizing Children's Rights in International Development', 22 (2014) International Journal of Children's Rights 418-421.

· 'Children and Youth in the Digital Media Culture From a Nordic Horizon', 20 (2012) International Journal of Children's Rights 173-176.

Freie Universität Berlin
The Minerva Center for Human Rights
Menschenrechtszentrum Uni Potsdam
DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Einstein Foundation Berlin
Dahlem Research School