Project Members 2013-4

Dr. An Hertogen | Visiting Fellow
Dr. An Hertogen : Visiting  Fellow An completed her Ph.D. in law at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2012. She obtained her LL.M. at Columbia Law School and her undergraduate law degree at the K.U. Leuven, Belgium, spending a semester abroad at Duke Law School. Before embarking upon her Ph.D., she practiced as a competition lawyer at Russell McVeagh in Auckland and at Linklaters in Brussels, advising on state aid, cartel and trade practices matters. She also spent a year as a teaching and research assistant at the Institute for European Law at the K.U. Leuven. In early 2012, she was a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University Law Center. Currently, she works for Opinio Juris as Assistant Editor and teaches tutorials at The University of Auckland. Her goal during the visiting fellowship would be to build on her Ph.D. thesis on the boundaries of state sovereignty in increasing interdependence, by researching ways in which her proposal for normative change to the notion of sovereignty and the obligations of sovereign states can be implemented in practice.  

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Dalia Palombo | Visiting Fellow
Dalia Palombo : Visiting  Fellow Dalia Palombo was born in Milan (Italy) May 4, 1987. She graduated in law from both the Universita degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and LL.M. program at Harvard Law School (U.S.A.). During her studies, she spent a semester at Berkeley Law and a period of research at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg (France). After graduation, Dalia qualified as an attorney in New York in February 2013. She currently lives in Luxembourg while being a PhD researcher at Maastricht School of Law (The Netherlands). Dalia's research topic is " Suing the European Union for Human Rights Abuses Committed by European Corporations outside the European Union’s Territory"

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Dana Schmalz | Visiting Fellow
Dana Schmalz : Visiting  Fellow Dana was born in Princeton (USA) and grew up in Germany. She studied law in Bonn, Paris and Mainz, as well as philosophy in Mainz and Heidelberg. Since 2011, she is working as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, while at the same time writing her Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor von Bogdandy. Her research interests lie in the fields of philosophy of law, democratic theory and refugee law. Within the Global Trust Project, Dana Schmalz is going to work on the issue of a right to membership, understood as a right to democratic inclusion, in refugee law - and more specifically on the influence international law has on the recognition of such right at the domestic level.

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Dr. Lorenzo Zucca | Visiting Fellow
Dr. Lorenzo Zucca : Visiting  Fellow Lorenzo is Reader in Jurisprudence at King's College London. His interests include jurisprudence, constitutional theory, European and International human rights. He is the author of Constitutional Dilemmas- Conflicts of Fundamental Legal Rights in Europe and the USA(OUP, 2007) and articles on European human rights law and theory.  His second monograph is a book on the relation between law and religion in the European public sphere, entitled A Secular Europe: Law and Religion in the European Constitutional Landscape, OUP 2012. This is a study of one of the most pressing legal social and political problems in Europe and includes issues such as the ECHR protection of religious freedom, EU policies against islamic terrorism, EU enlargement to Turkey and a wider debate on European identity. His present interest focuses on the legal and moral requirements of global justice on the sovereign state.

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Neethu Rajam | Visiting Fellow
Neethu Rajam : Visiting  Fellow Neethu Rajam studied law at the University of Kerala, India, from where she graduated (B.A.L, LL.B.).She obtained her Postgraduate Degree (LL.M.) at London School of Economics, specializing in Intellectual Property Law. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Delhi. She has also served as the coordinator to the Legal Education Reforms Commission for the Government of Kerala and was a Research Fellow at The Max Planck Institute of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich. As a Global Trust Research Fellow, She would be working on a paper titled Sovereign Trusteeship and Multilateral protection of Intellectual Property Rights: accountability vs Social responsibility. Despite developments the global regime that protect intellectual property, states retain a significant power, albeit largely untapped, to ensure that intellectual property rights serve the larger goals of global justice. The aim of this paper would be to explore how states could use their power to address their obligations as trustees of humanity.

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Olga Frishman | Doctoral Fellow
Olga Frishman : Doctoral Fellow Olga is a Ph.D. candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies at Tel-Aviv University. She holds an LL.B. (summa cum laude) and a B.A. in Management (magna cum laude) both from Tel-Aviv University. Prior to joining the doctoral program, Olga clerked for the President of the Supreme Court of Israel, Justice Asher Grunis. During the second part of the 2011-2012 academic year Olga was a visiting researcher at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School. Under the GlobalTrust research project Olga will study the normative implications of the converging interpretative approaches of domestic courts toward international law.

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Dr. Shai Dothan | Senior Researcher
Dr. Shai Dothan : Senior Researcher Dr. Shai Dothan is a Senior Researcher at the Global Trust Project, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and an Adjunct Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law. He received his Ph.D., LL.M. and LL.B. from Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and has previously been a Post Doc at the University of Chicago and the Hebrew University. His book, "Reputation and Judicial Tactics" has been accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press. Shai's research will identify situations in which international courts are better informed than states about the implications of their decisions and can therefore make more “correct” decisions (“correct” in the sense of Condorcet’s jury theorem). The research will suggest that when international courts review decisions of national regulators and decide how much deference to give to national policies they should be sensitive to the relative capability of the different actors and the courts that review them to reach “correct” decisions.

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Dr. Shai Perry | Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Shai Perry : Post-Doctoral Fellow Shai started his academic career after 25 years in the software industry. In 2012 he received his PhD in political philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  He researches the normative duties that may be justifiably imposed on members of different types of collectives. In particular he looks at the typical civil society that has sovereignty over certain territory and examines the normative duties of its members, qua mutual sovereigns, both internally amongst themselves and externally towards other inhabitants of the globe.

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Tleuzhan Zhunussova | Visiting Fellow

Tleuzhan Zhunussova : Visiting  Fellow Tleuzhan is currently a Ph.D. researcher at the Law Department of the European University Institute (Italy, Florence). Her Ph.D. project focuses on the responsibility of states in the context of collective decision-making processes within international organizations. She also holds LL.M. in International Law (with Distinction) from Edinburgh University (United Kingdom) and LL.B. (Hons) from Karaganda State University (Kazakhstan). Her research interests include international law of state responsibility, international institutional law, and international and European human rights law. Tleuzhan's research will phocus on "Fundamental Rights obligations of European Union Member States Within the Decision-making Process in the UN Security Council"

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Tomer Shadmy | Doctoral Fellow
Tomer Shadmy : Doctoral Fellow Tomer is a direct track Ph.D. candidate at the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies at Tel Aviv University and a scholar at The Israel Democracy Institute. Her dissertation titled "The Era of Responsibility: Human Duties as a Complementary Approach to the Human Rights Discourse" investigates normative aspects of the global age. It is conducted under the supervision of Professor Menachem (Menny) Mautner. Tomer received her LL.B. (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University in 2005. Before joining TAU's direct Ph.D. course, Tomer worked as lawyer specializing in human rights and constitutional law. In 2013, Tomer received the Dan David prize Scholarship and in 2012 she received the Law, Transnational Space and Human Rights Research Grant. During 2009-2010 she was a Visiting Researcher at Sciences Po (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), and won the French embassy scholarship for Israeli scholars.

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