Dr. Daphne Richemond Barak
Head of the BA in Government - RRIS
Dr. Daphné Richemond-Barak joined the IDC Herzliya in 2009. She is Assistant Professor (tenured) at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, and serves as the Academic Head of the International Program in Government (RRIS) and as Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT).
In 2019, her book UNDERGROUND WARFARE was awarded the Prize Chaikin by the Chair in Geostrategy at the University of Haifa for its contribution to the geostrategy of Israel and the Middle East.
Dr. Richemond-Barak holds a Maitrise from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), a Diploma in Legal Studies from Oxford University (Hertford College), an LL.M. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University. She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, and was a recipient of the European Commission Scholarship, the Hertford College Prize, and the Oxford Prize for Distinction. Prior to joining the IDC, Dr. Richemond-Barak served as a clerk at the International Court of Justice, and worked as an attorney in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb.
She has acted as a private counsel for international law firms and as a legal adviser to states including the government of Colombia in its territorial dispute against Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice. She served as a member of the Committee on International and Security Affairs at the New York Bar Association, and is admitted to practice law in New York and Paris.
Teaching and research interests include the role and status of non-state actors, law and terrorism, asymmetric warfare and the morality of war, international institutions, and the relationship between international law and international relations.
Dr. Richemond-Barak also established and supervised the IDC's participation in the International Committee for the Red Cross’s Jean Pictet Competition in International Humanitarian Law in which the IDC won first place in 2010 and 2011.
Underground Warfare (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Rosenne's The World Court: What It Is and How It Works, seventh edition under contract with Martinus Nijhoff (forthcoming, 2020).
The Human Rights Council and the Convergence of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
in Shaping a Global Legal Framework for Counterinsurgency: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare (William Banks, ed.) (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012).
Nonstate Actors in Armed Conflicts: Issues of Distinction and Reciprocity
in New Battlefield, Old Laws: From the Hague Conventions to Asymmetric Warfare (William Banks, ed.) (Columbia Univ. Press, 2011).
Commentary to Article 37 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice
in The Statute of the International Court of Justice (Andreas Zimmerman, Christian Tomuschat, Karin Oellers-Frahm, eds.) (Oxford Univ. Press, 2006(, with Judge Bruno Simma (new edition in progress).
The Oil Platforms Case
before the International Court of Justice: A Non-Case of International Responsibility
in International Responsibility Today, Essays in Memory of Oscar Schachter (Maurizio Ragazzi, ed.) (Martinus Nijhoff, 2005(, with Prosper Weil.