Eran Fish, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Curriculum Vitae

Eran teaches and writes about legal and philosophical questions concerning human rights, national security, and other public affairs. He has a PhD in philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an LL.M. from New York University (NYU), where he was a Hans Kelsen scholar. He clerked at the Haifa District Court in Israel and was admitted to the bar. Before joining the Max Planck Institute, Eran was a postdoc fellow at the Chair of Moral Philosophy at LMU Munich. He taught different courses in law and in philosophy in Jerusalem, Berne and Lucerne.


Head of project: Eran Fish
This project examines an undertheorized area of counter-terrorism law, namely, a state’s positive obligation to pre­vent terror attacks. Terrorism case law has routinely focused on excessive use of security measures. This reflects both the importance of constraining the use of force and the regrettable pervasiveness of… more

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