Should borders matter when it comes to human rights? While the idea of borders is fundamental to the concept of statehood, sovereignty, authority, identity, etc., the relationship between borders and human rights is an intricate one. Borders are considered to be a justification for limiting the provision of human rights, However, increasingly, questions are being raised about the moral coherence of this justification, especially in today's transnational world.

The workshop aims to explore the complex connections of borders and human rights from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective, including practical, legal and theoretical discussions.
Papers presented in the conference will be published, subject to double-blind peer review, in the Law and Ethics of Human Rights.

Academic Organizers: Dr. Ronit Donyets-Kedar, Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS: Papers from this workshop will be published in
Journal of Law and Ethics of Human Rights (Bepress)

Tuesday, January 10


Wednesday, January 11

Greetings 09:00 - 0 9:15 Coffee 09:15 - 09:00
Moshe Cohen-Eliya, Dean
Academic Center of Law and Business

Tally Kritzman-Amir
Academic Center of Law and Business
  Borders, Control and Exclusion

11:00 – 09:15

Sari Bashi
Gisha, Legal Center for Freedom of Movement

Controlling Perimeters, Controlling Lives
Theoretical perspectives

11:15 – 09:15
Yael Ronen
Sha'arei Mishpat College

David Miller
Oxford University

Ronit Donyets-Kedar
Academic Center of Law and Business

Borders and Human Rights


Nina Rabin
University of Arizona

The Border as Abuser: The Contradictions of U.S. Immigration Policy for Victims of Domestic Violence
    Daphna Hacker
Tel-Aviv University
Daniel Viehoff
University of Sheffield
The Right to Non-Interference: Human Rights and Political Authority Coffee 11:00 - 11:15
Yuval Eylon
The Open University of Israel

Human Rights at the Border and Beyond

14:00 – 11:15
Coffee 11:15 - 11:30

Thomas Spijkerboer
Amsterdam University

European Border Control and the Right to Life

The Construction of Borders

13:30 – 11:30 Asif Efrat
The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)

Christine A. Leuenberger
Cornell University

The Rhetoric of Maps: International Law as a Discursive Tools in Visual Arguments

Yuval Shany
Hebrew University

Taking Universality Seriously: A Functional Approach to Extra-territoriality in International Human Rights Law
David Newman
Ben-Gurion University
Commentator Gilad Noam
Hebrew University
Tamar Meisels
Tel-Aviv University
The Boundaries of Liberal Nationalism Katrina Wyman
New York University
Responses to Climate Migration
Yishai Blank
Tel-Aviv University
Commentator Itamar Mann
Yale University
Lunch 13:30 - 14:30  

Borders, Ideology and Self-Determination

14:30 – 17:00

Chaim Gans
Tel-Aviv University

Israel's Borders: Proprietary,Hierarchical and Egalitarian Zionism
Nir Kedar
Bar-Ilan University
Robert Howse, Ruti G. Teitel
New York University, New York Law School
Humanity Bounded and Unbounded: The Regulation of External Self-Determination under International Law
Aeyal Gross
Tel-Aviv University
Hassan Jabareen
Adalah, The Legal Center forArab Minority Rights in Israel
Between Norms and Decisions: The Question of Equality of Israeli-Palestinians in the Jewish State
Iddo Porat
The Academic Center of Law and Business