Human Rights in the Middle East

Justus Reid Weiner received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law and his BA from Colgate University. He is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. His professional publications have appeared in leading law journals and intellectual magazines. In the U.S Weiner practiced law as an associate in the litigation department of the international law firm White & Case. Weiner also served as a senior attorney at the Israel Ministry of Justice specializing in human rights and other facets of public international law.

Publications resulting from his research on human rights and international law include:


  • “Curbing the Manipulation of Universal Jurisdiction,”  
    Strategic Perspectives Series (2009).
  • “Palestinian Christians: A Minority’s Plea for Rights Silenced by the Politics of Peace,”
    4 (3) The Journal of Human Rights 363 (2005).
  • “The NGOs, Demolition of Illegal Building in Jerusalem, and International Law,”
    17 (1-2) Jewish Political Studies Review 47 (2005).
  • “Palestinian Christians: Silent Victims of a Zero-Sum Game,”
    8 (2) Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights (Faculty of Law, University of Malta) 383 (2004).
  • “Freedom of Migration: Legal Standards and State Practice,”
    in Still Moving: Recent Jewish Migration in Comparative Perspective, Transaction Publishers (2000).
  • “The Hebron Agreement’s Note For the Record: A Pandora’s Box of Legal and Political Obstacles,”
    Jerusalem Letter/Viewpoints (Feb. 1, 1998).
  • “The Temporary International Presence in Hebron: A Unique Approach to Peacekeeping,”
    16 Wisconsin International Law Journal 281 (1997).
  • “The Hebron Protocol: The End of the Beginning or the Beginning of the End of the Israeli Palestinian Peace Process,”
    15 Boston University International Law Journal 375 (1997).
  • “Human Rights in Limbo During the Interim Period of the Israel-Palestinian Peace Process: Review, Analysis and Implications,”
    27 New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 761 (1995).
  • “The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and the ‘Right of Return,'”
    20 Boston College International and Comparative Law Review 1 (1997).
  • “An Analysis of the Oslo II Agreement in Light of the Expectations of Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas,”
    17 Michigan Journal of International Law 667 (1996).
  • “The Peace Process and the Right/Claim to ‘Return,'”
    Survey of Arab Affairs (May 15, 1996).
  • “Peace and Its Discontents: Israeli and Palestinians Intellectuals Who Reject the Current Peace Process,”
    29 Cornell Journal of International Law101 (1996).
  • “Israel’s Expulsion of Islamic Militants to Southern Lebanon,”
    26 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 357 (1995).