Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Human Rights Under Pressure - Ethics, Law and Politics
Field of Research: The Implementation of the Human Right to Development and the Process of Development in a Developmental State
Bruck is an Ethiopian-Israeli national, educated in Ethiopia, Israel and in the UK, where has have been based for the past few years. He is educated in Law, LLB (Addis Ababa University), LLM, International Law - Hebrew University (2006-08), and LLM, International Human Rights Law- University of Essex, UK (2009-10). Bruck has worked mostly in the non-governmental sector in the UK and in Ethiopia, as well as in the private sector in Israel and as a research assistant for a year at Hebrew University. His academic interest is on the nexus of international business and trade and the discourse of rights – international as well as constitutional. Prior to joining HR-UP, Bruck worked as an independent consultant - (Fer Research & Consultancy) advising businesses on investment and political and social risks in the Horn of Africa. He is also currently a Trustee of Just Fair, a UK based NGO advocating economic, social and cultural rights issues, through a legal and policy analysis of their implementation in the UK.
Bruck’s proposed research is an examination of the implementation of the human right to development and the process of development in a developmental state. It is an issue that puts great stress on the human rights system and threatens its legitimacy. It is also an attempt to build the case for a state-led and human-centric process of development as one appropriate model of implementing the right to development that is also in line with the international human rights framework. He proposes to test the validity of the claim, whether human rights could be used to model a politicized form of bottom-up development in a state that is democratic as well as developmental.