Associate Professor in International Refugee Law, University of Reading

I am Associate Professor in International Refugee Law at the University of Reading, School of Law, where I serve as Director of the Global LLM programmes in Human Rights, International Law, and Advanced Legal Studies.

I am an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Convenor of the 'Civil Liberties and Human Rights' Section of the Society of Legal Scholars; Editor-in-Chief of the Refugee Law Initiative (Institute for Advance Legal Study, University of London) Working Paper Series; and a Researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute, analysing the treatment of asylum seekers in Israel as part of the Democratic Principles project.

My public engagements include serving as an adviser to 'New Europeans', being a 'Britain in Europe' expert, and serving on the advisory council of 'Rene Cassin'

Previously, I was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic and with the Human Rights Program; and a Tutor in Public International Law at Oxford.

My recently published book is 'Voting Rights of Refugees' (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

My areas of research interest include International Refugee Law, Citizenship & Electoral Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law, and International Humanitarian Law.
I hold DPhil, MPhil, and BCL degrees from the University of Oxford; LL.M. with specialisation in Public Law from Hebrew University; and a joint LLB and BA from the University of Haifa.

I was called to the Israeli bar in 2003.


  • –present
    Associate Professor in International Refugee Law, University of Reading


  • 2013 
    University of Oxford, DPhil (Law)