Dr. Noam Lubell

Dr. Noam Lubell 

Email: nlubellessex.ac.uk 

Dr. Noam Lubell is a Reader in the School of Law, University of Essex, and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Prior to this he spent four years as a full time Lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. In past years he has also been Co-Director of the International Law Amicus Curiae Clinic at the Concord Research Centre in Israel, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He holds a Ph.D in Law and an LL.M, as well as a B.A. in Philosophy. He has taught courses on international human rights law and the laws of armed conflict in a number of academic institutions, including the University of Essex, the National University of Ireland, Galway, the University of Oxford, and as a Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University in the US. Dr. Lubell is the Rapporteur of the International Law Association's Committee on the Use of Force. 

In addition to his academic work, during the last fourteen years Dr. Lubell has worked for various organisations including human rights NGOs dealing with the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, as Outreach Coordinator, International Law Advisor, and Director of a Prisoners & Detainees Project. He has also provided consultancies and training in human rights law and the laws of armed conflict, for international bodies such as Amnesty International, government bodies, and the BBC. From 2007-2011 he was a member of the Executive Committee of Amnesty International (Ireland). He has taught, researched and published on a variety of topics in the fields of international human rights law and the law of armed conflict. His recent book is 'Extraterritorial Force Against Non-state Actors' (Oxford University Press).



* Extraterritorial Use of Force Against Non-State Actors (Oxford University Press, 2010, Oxford Monographs in   International Law). Click here for details.  

* Medical Investigation and Documentation of Torture: A Handbook for Health Professionals, (co-author) University of Essex, Human Rights Centre, (September 2005).

Articles and Book Chapters:

* “Still Waiting for the Goods to Arrive: The Delivery of Human Rights to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” in Gilbert, Hampson, Sandoval (eds) The Delivery of Human Rights (Routledge, 2010) 

* "The Varying Approaches to the Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law", 40(2) Israel Law Review, 2007.

 * " Challenges in Applying Human Rights Law to Armed Conflict", International Review of the Red Cross, vol.860 (December 2005). 

 *  "The ICJ Advisory Opinion and the Separation Barrier: A Troublesome Route", Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, vol.35 (2005).

 * " Selective Conscientious Objection in International Law: Refusing to Participate in a Specific Armed Conflict", Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, vol.20.4 (December 2002).

Other Publications:

 * "Key issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the viewpoint of international law: prepared for the independent panel appointed to review the impartiality of the BBC's coverage of the conflict" (February 2006).

* "Protection of Civilians during IDF Military Operations in Urban Environments", Working Paper Series of Project on the Means of Intervention, Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

* Reports for Physicians for Human Rights-Israel on shackling of prisoners undergoing medical treatment; health in the Occupied Territories; reports on inspections of detention facilities.

* Numerous conference papers on a range of issues in human rights and humanitarian law


Selected publications available online here