Professor Michal (Michla) Pomerance

Emilio von Hofmannstahl Professor of International Law.

Received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1968, and has been teaching at the Hebrew University since 1969.

She has also served as fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and has been the recipient of research grants from (among others): The United States Institute of Peace, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Israel Science Foundation.

Professor Pomerance’s fields of interest include international law; United States foreign policy; the International Court of Law; international law and the use of force; self-determination; human rights, Multilateralism.

Her publications include:

  • The United States and the World Court as a “Supreme Court of the Nations”: Dreams, Illusions, and Disillusion. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1996.
  • Self-Determination in Law and Practice: The New Doctrine in the United Nations. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1982.
  • The Advisory Function of the International Court in the League and U.N. Eras. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973.