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Limor Yehuda, LL.M


Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Human Rights Under Pressure - Ethics, Law and Politics

PhD Candidate

Field of Research: The Principle of Collective Equality in Ethno-National Conflict Resolution

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Limor Yehuda, Adv.

Limor Yehuda is a jurist with a special interest in human rights and social justice. After legal internship as a prosecutor with the district attorney’s office in Jerusalem, Limor spent six years at Israel's Supreme Court as a legal assistant and member of Chief Justice Aharon Barak’s legal team. Following her work at the court Limor joined the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) where she directed the department for human rights in the Occupied Territories and litigated human rights cases before Israel’s High Court of Justice.

Limor is currently a research fellow and PhD candidate at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her research focuses on the requirement for collective equality in the resolution of ethno-national conflicts. In addition to her academic work, Limor is a founding member of “Two States, One Homeland”, a movement focused on offering a new paradigm to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a modified confederacy model.

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Limor Yehuda, Adv.

PhD. Candidate and Research Fellow

Faculty of Law, Hebrew University


skype: limor.yehuda7

e-mail: limor.yehuda7@gmail.com

Field of Research: The Principle of Collective Equality in Ethno-National Conflict Resolution

The research aims to examine if and how legal constraints in general and human rights law in particular can accommodate ethno-national peace processes and perhaps even contribute to their successful outcomes. The assumption is that a gap still subsists between the existing norms of international law and the (normatively and practically) desirable norms for accommodating the resolution of ethno-national conflicts, and that this alleged gap may be lessened by acknowledging a new idea of “collective equality”.

While the bedrock of the research is theoretical, it also has a comparative research component, focusing on four conflicts and related peace models: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which was the inspiration (or rather trigger) for this project, and the cases of Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Cyprus. Hopefully, this combination of theory and comparative research will enable to suggest an idea that is both in line with moral and legal prescriptions while being reasonable, and pragmatic. 

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