Shiri Krebs is an international lawyer from Israel, specializing in international humanitarian law (law of war) and terrorism. She is a predoctoral fellow at CISAC for 2012-2013.
From 2005 to 2010 she worked at the Israeli Supreme Court, where she served as legal advisor on international law matters in the Chief-Justice's chambers. At the same time she has taught public international law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a teaching assistantship which granted her the Dean's award for excellent junior faculty members, as well as 'best teacher' class prize. After leaving the Supreme Court, Shiri joined the Israeli Democracy Institute as a researcher, working on 'Terrorism and Democracy' projects, and publishing frequent op-eds in various newspapers and blogs (a position she still holds).
Currently, Shiri teaches international criminal law and international humanitarian law at Santa Clara University Law School, while writing her doctoral dissertation at Stanford Law School. Her research focuses on the impact of social identities and socio-psychological biases on war crimes investigations and prosecutions. Her recent article - an empirical analysis of preventive detention cases - was presented in several international conferences and has won the Steven M. Block Civil Liberties Award.