Prof. Yaniv Roznai
Yaniv Roznai is an Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at the Harry Radzyner Law School, and C0-director at the Rubinstein Center for Constitutional Challenges, Reichman University. He holds a PhD and LL.M (Distinction) from The London School of Economics (LSE), and LLB and BA degrees (Magna cum Laude) in Law and Government from the IDC. In 2015-2016, Yaniv was a Post-Doc Fellow at the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, University of Haifa and at the Hauser Global Law School, New York University (NYU). In 2013, he was a visiting researcher at the Program in Law and Public Affair (LAPA), Princeton University. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Milan in Italy, Mae Fah Luang University in Thailand, University of the Basque Country in Spain, Koç University in Turkey, Graz University in Austria, and Emory University in the United States. He is a Co-Chair of the Israeli Section of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) and an elected member of the Council of ICON-S between 2019-2022. He is the Co-Founder of the Israeli Association of Legislation and was a Co-Chair between 2017-2020. He is an elected board member and former secretary general of the Israeli Association of Public Law.
Prof. Roznai's scholarship focuses on comparative constitutional law, constitutional theory, legisprudence, and public international law. His publications appeared in journals such as The American Journal of Comparative Law, International Journal of Constitutional Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Connecticut Law Review, Maryland Law Review, Michigan State Law Review, Global Constitutionalism, The Theory and Practice of Legislation, Jus Politicum, Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law, Stanford Law and Policy Review, Wisconsin International Law Journal, European Review of Public Law, German Law Journal, Law & Ethics of Human Rights, European Journal of Law Reform, Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. His research was presented in leading universities such as Yale, Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, NYU, Texas, Cornell, Indiana, Washington University St. Louis, Hong Kong University, National University Singapore, Queen Mary, LSE, EUI, Edinburgh and Dublin.
Prof. Roznai’s studies were cited in decisions of the Grand Chamber of The European Court of Human Rights, The Supreme Court of India, The Federal Supreme Court of Brazil, The Colombian Constitutional Court, The Constitutional Court of Uganda, The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of El Salvador, The Constitutional Court of Slovakia, The Constitutional Tribunal of Chile, The Constitutional Tribunal of Peru, The Supreme Court of Kenya and The Supreme Court of Israel.
In 2015, Prof. Roznai was awarded the 2014 Thesis Prize of the European Group of Public Law for his PhD dissertation. His book, “Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments - The Limits of Amendment Powers” was published in 2017 with Oxford University Press – Constitutional Theory Series. In 2018 it was awarded the Inaugural International Society for Public Law (ICONS) Book Prize (and shortlisted for the Hart-SLSA Theory and History Book Prize). His book "Constitutional Revolution", co-authored with Prof. Gary Jacobsohn, was published with Yale University Press in 2020. Prof. Roznai was awarded the 2018 Israeli Association of Public Law Gorni Prize for Young Researchers, the 2019 Justice Cheshin Prize for Excellence in Legal Research for Young Researchers, and IDC Excellence in Teaching Award for 2018 and Research Award in 2022. He was also included in 2019 TheMarker’s list of Israel’s 40 under 40 in the category of researchers, and in 2020 was selected as 'man of the year in legal academy' by the 'Court Magazine". In 2021 Prof. Roznai was awarded the "Knight of Government Quality 2020" award, by the Movement for Quality Government in Israel.
יניב רוזנאי, ביקורת חוקתית: התפתחות, דגמים והצעה לעיגון הביקורת השיפוטית בישראל (המכון הישראלי לדמוקרטיה, מחקר מדיניות 154, 2021).
Yaniv Roznai, ‘The Sovereign is He Who Holds
Constituent Power?’, 23(3) Ethics & Politics (2021), 247-260.
Yaniv Roznai, ‘Unrevolutionary Revolution?’, 7(1) Constitutional Studies (2021), 63-76
יניב רוזנאי 'וולדרון בירושלים' פורום עיוני משפט מד (תשפ"א)
עמיחי כהן ויניב רוזנאי 'פופוליזם והדמוקרטיה החוקתית בישראל' עיוני משפט מד 170-87 (2021)
Richard Albert & Yaniv Roznai, ‘Emergency Unamendability: Limitations on Constitutional Amendment in Extreme Conditions’, 81(1) Maryland Law Review (2021), 243-256.
Yaniv Roznai, ‘Introduction: Constitutional Courts in a 100-Years Perspective and a Proposal for a Hybrid Model of Judicial Review’, 14(4) ICL - Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (2020-2021), 355-378.
Nicola Tommasini, Pedro Riccetto, & Yaniv Roznai, ‘When Backlashes and Overrides Do Not Scare: The Power to Review Constitutional Amendments and the Case of Brazil’s Supreme Court’, 8(1/2) International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies (2021), 80-96.
Yaniv Roznai, ‘The Straw that Broke the Constitution’s Back? Qualitative Quantity in Judicial Review of Constitutional Amendments’, in Constitutionalism: Old Dilemmas, New Insights (Alejandro Linares-Cantillo, Camilo Valdivies-Leon and Santiago Garcia-Jaramillo eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2021).
David Landau, Rosalind Dixon & Yaniv Roznai, ‘From an Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment to an Unconstitutional Constitution? Lessons from Honduras’, 8(1) Global Constitutionalism (2019), 40-70.
Yaniv Roznai, ‘Constitutional Unamendability in Latin America Gone Wrong?’, in Constitutional Change and Transformation in Latin America (Richard Albert, Justice Carlos Bernal, and Juliano Zaiden Benvindo eds., Hart Publishing, 2019), 93-115.
David Landau, Yaniv Roznai & Rosalind Dixon, ‘Term Limits and the Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment Doctrine: Lessons from Latin America’ in Politics of Presidential Term Limits (Alexander Baturo and Robert Elgie eds., Oxford University Press, 2019), 53-73.
Yaniv Roznai, ‘Constitutional Paternalism: The Israeli Supreme Court as Guardian of the Knesset’, 51(4) Verfassung und Recht in Übersee (2018-2019) 415-436.
Yaniv Roznai, ‘Constitutions, rigid(entrenched)/flexible’, in Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (Rüdiger Wolfrum, Frauke Lachenmann, and Rainer Grote eds., Oxford University Press, 2018)
Richard Albert and Yaniv Roznai, ‘Religion, Secularism and Limitations on Constitutional Amendment’, in Research Handbook on Law and Religion 154–177 (Rex T. Ahdar ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018).
Yaniv Roznai and Letícia Regina Camargo Kreuz, ‘Conventionality Control and Amendment 95/2016 - A Brazilian case of unconstitutional constitutional amendment’, 5(2) Revista de Investigaciones Constitucionales/Journal of Constitutional Research 35-56 (2018).
Yaniv Roznai, ‘Necrocracy or Democracy? Assessing Objections to Constitutional Unamendability’, in An Unconstitutional Constitution? Unamendability in Constitutional Democracies 29-61 (Richard Albert and Bertil Emrah Oder eds., Springer, 2018).
Justice Uzi Vogelman, Yaniv Roznai, Ron Goldstein, Maya Gazit and Michael Herscovici, ‘Israel’, in 2017 Global Review of Constitutional Law 151-155 (Richard Albert, David Landau, Pietro Faraguna and Simon Drugda eds., I·CONnect-Clough Center, 2018).
Yaniv Roznai, ‘We the People’, ‘Oui, the People’ and the Collective Body: Perceptions of Constituent Power, in Comparative Constitutional theory (Gary Jacobsohn and Miguel Schor eds., Edward Elger, forthcoming 2017).
Roznai, Constituent Powers, Amendment Powers and Popular Sovereignty: Linking
Unamendability and Amendment Procedures, in The Foundations and Traditions of
Constitutional Amendment 23-49 (Richard Albert, Xenophon Contiades and Alkmene
Fotiado eds., Hart Publishing, 2017)
Book Review: Sofia Ranchordás, Constitutional Sunsets and Experimental Legislation, Edward Elgar 2014, 64 American Journal of Comparative Law 790-794 ( 2016).
Yaniv Roznai, Unamendability and The Genetic Code of The Constitution, 27(2) European Review of Public Law (ERPL/REDP) 775-825 (summer/été 2015).
Yaniv Roznai and Nadiv Mordechai, Access to Justice 2.0: Access to Legislation and Beyond, 3(3) The Theory and Practice of Legislation 333-369 (2015).
Yaniv Roznai, Legisprudence Limitations on Constitutional Amendments? Reflections on the Czech Constitutional Court’s Declaration of Unconstitutional Constitutional Act, 8(1) Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (ICL) 29-57 (2014).
Yaniv Roznai, The Insecurity of Human Security, 32(1) Wisconsin International Law Journal 95-141 (2014).
Yaniv Roznai and Ido Tzang, The United Nations Human Rights Council and Israel: ‘Sour Old Wine in a New Bottle’?, 5 Human Rights & Globalization Law Review 25-55 (2013-2014).
Yaniv Roznai, Book Review: C. Harvey and A. Schwartz (eds.) Rights in Divided Societies, Hart Publishing, 2012, Public Law 153-157 (Sep. 2013).
Yaniv Roznai, The Migration of the Indian Basic Structure Doctrine, in Judicial Activism in India - A Festschrift in Honour of Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer 240-262 (Malik Lokendra ed., Universal Law Publishing Co., 2012).
Yaniv Roznai and Serkan Yolcu, An Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment - The Turkish Perspective: A Comment on the Turkish Constitutional Court’s Headscarf Decision, 10(1) International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-Con) 175-207 (2012).
Yaniv Roznai, Let the Caroline Sink! Assessing the Legality of a Possible Israeli Attack on Iranian Nuclear Facilities and Why the Traditional Self-Defense Formula Is Incompatible with the Nuclear Age, 18(2) The California International Law Journal 18-34 (2010).