Tel Aviv University
Primo Levi Fellowship

Research Topic

Cultural Genocide in the Eichmann Trial: A View from Below


Leora Bilsky is the Benno Gitter Chair in Human Rights and Holocaust Research at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law as well as the director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights, also at Tel Aviv University. Her areas of research include law and the Holocaust, transitional justice and the era of the witness, political trials, criminal international law, and feminist legal theory. She is currently working on the history of genocide and cultural restitution.

Bilsky received her JSD from Yale University Law School. She has taught at Tel Aviv University, Toronto University Faculty of Law, Amherst College, and Boston University, and she has served as editor in chief of Mishpatim (Hebrew University Law Review), Plilim, Iyunei Mishpat (Tel-Aviv University Law Review), and Teoria ve-Bikoret.

Selected publications

  • The Holocaust, Corporations and the Law: Unfinished Business (University of Michigan Press, 2017)
  • Transformative Justice: Israeli Identity on Trial (University of Michigan Press, 2004)



Studying law between the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries, an age of transition from a world of empires to the modern age of the nation-state and international law.