David Kretzmer, LL.B, LL.M (Jerusalem), Dr. Jur. (York, Canada), Dr. Jur. h.c. (Potsdam), is Professor Emeritus of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor of Law at the Academic Centre for Law and Business, Ramat Gan. From 2006-2009 he was at the Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast, Northern Ireland and in the 2009-2010 academic year he served as an Inaugural Fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice, NYU. From 1995-2002 he was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee under the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, serving as vice-chairperson in 2001 and 2002. Dr. Kretzmer's main fields of research are constitutional law, human rights and international humanitarian law. His books include The Occupation of Justice: The Supreme Court of Israel and the Occupied Territories (SUNY Press, 2002); The Concept of Human Dignity in Human Rights Discourse (edited together with E. Klein) (Kluwer International, 2002) and The Legal Status of the Arabs in Israel (2nd edition (Arabic), 2002).