Dr. Rephael Ben-Ari

Dr. Rephael Ben-Ari, 2011-2012 Hauser Global Research Fellow (New York University School of Law)is the author of The Normative Position of International Non-Governmental Organizations under International Law: An Analytical Framework (2012); The Legal Status of International Non-Governmental Organizations: Analysis of Past and Present Initiatives (1912-2012) and former Legal Adviser to the Israel Mission in the Netherlands. He teaches public and criminal international law.

Publications by Dr. Rephael Ben-Ari

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA): An Agenda for Conflict

UNRWA has become an active agent in reaching out to international actors and audiences, and a powerful tool within the anti-Israel propaganda campaign. Read More »

Universal Jurisdiction: Learning the Costs of Political Manipulation the Hard Way

1. The Complex Vision of International Criminal Justice The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented and rapid development in the field of international criminal law.1 With the end of the stagnancy and pessimism that characterized the Cold War era, […] Read More »

UNRWA: Blurring the Lines between Humanitarianism and Politics

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has become one of the largest UN programs, with over 30,000 personnel operating in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. It […] Read More »

International Nongovernmental Organizations: “Global Conscience” or Powerful Political Actors?

Experts point to the possibility that some INGOs are being widely exploited by terrorist networks as easy points of infiltration into the civic space. Read More »