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Faculty of Law Faculty of Law
Prof. Miriam Gur-Arye Prof. Miriam Gur-Arye
Judge Bazil Wunsh Professor of Criminal Law; Vice Rector
Phone:  +972-2-5882551 , 972-2-5882920
Fax:  +972-2-5823042
E-Mail:  miri.gur-arye@mail.huji.ac.il
fields of interest:
Criminal Law: Justifications of Punishment, Theoretical Foundation of Criminal Liability, Criminal Law Defenses, Constitutional Restraints on Criminal Liability, Human Dignity and the Criminal law, The Overuse of the Criminal Law in Time of Crisis.
 
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Education and Academic Appointments

LL.B. Faculty of Law, Hebrew University (first in class)

1975

D. Jur. Faculty of Law, Hebrew University (summa cum laude)

1981

Full Professor

2003

 

 

Service at Other Academic Institutions

 

Visiting Fellow, University College, Oxford, England

1984-1985

Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley, USA

2001-2003

 

 

Grants and Prizes

 

The Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities

1989-1992

Rabin center for Israeli Research

2001-2003

GIF – German Israeli Foundation

2006-2009

Sussman’s Prize for best legal publication of the year

1985

The Israeli bar's prize for special academic achievements

2005

 

 

Main administrative positions

 

Vice Dean

1988-1990

Authority for Research Students in Humanities, Social Sciences and Law (chairperson since 1997)

1991-1999

Sacher Institute for Legislative Research (Director)

2003-2004

Academic Disciplinary Prosecutor

2004-2006

Vice Rector

2006

 

 

Recent Publications

 

“Human Dignity of Offenders: a Limitation on Substantive Criminal Law” Journal of Criminal Law and Philosophy (2012)
Constitutional Control of Criminal Prohibitions Affecting Human Dignity or Liberty: German and Israeli Perspectives" (together with Thomas Weigend) 44 Isr. L. Rev. 2011, 63-90, (2011)
"The Protection of Human Dignity in Interrogations – Reflections in Light of Recent German and Israeli Experiences" (together with Florian Jessberger), 44 Isr. L. Rev. 229-262 (2011)
"Justifying the Distinction between Justifications and Excuses" 5 Journal of Criminal Law and Philosophy, 293-313 (2011)

 

 

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