Prof. Amichai Cohen is the Professor of international law of the Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College. He holds an LL.B. (summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University, and an LL.M. and JSD degrees from the Yale Law School. In 2009-2010 he was a visiting Professor at the American University – Washington College of Law. His research interests include: International Humanitarian Law. Israel's National Security Law, and the interplay between international law and domestic law.
Prof. Cohen was Editor in Chief of the Ono Academic College Law Review Kiryat Hamishpat from 2004-2008. He is a research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, and a member of the Executive Board of the Concord Research Center for the Study of International Law for the interplay between International Norms and Israeli Law.He has made several appearances before Knesset committees and Ministry of Justice officials regarding the application of international law in Israeli law.
Prof. Cohen has organized and participated in a wide range of international academic conferences and published extensively in prominent academic journals. PROF. Cohen's recent book is: Israel's National Security Law: Political Dynamics and Historical Development (Routledge, 2011) (with Stuart A. Cohen).
Prof. Cohen is married and the father of four young children.
MAJOR RESEARCH AND TEACHING FIELDS
- International Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- National Security Law
- The interplay between international law and domestic law
AMONG PROF. COHEN'S PUBLICATIONS ARE:
- "Bureaucratic Internalization: Domestic Governmental Agencies and the Legitimization of International Law" 36(4) Georgetown J. Int'l L. 1079 -1144 (2005);
- With Dr. Yuval Shany "A Development of Modest Proportions: The Application of the Principle of Proportionality in the Targeted Killing case" 5 J. of Int'l Crimin. Just. (2007);
- "Operation Cast Lead and the Principle of Proportionality" 35 Rutgers Law Record (2009)
- “Israel and IHL: Between the Neo-Realism of State Security and the soft Power of Legal Acceptability”, 16Israel Studies 1 (2011) (with Stuart A. Cohen)
- "Legal Operational Advice in the Israeli Defense Forces: The International Law Department and the Changing Nature of International Humanitarian Law" forthcoming in: The Connecticut Journal of International Law vol. 26 (2011).
- "Terrorism Related Adjudication" forthcoming in: Rethinking the Law of Armed Conflict in the Age of Terrorism (C. Ford & A. Cohen Eds., Lexington Books, 2011).