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Full Name
Dr. Sigall Horovitz
Transitional Justice Advisor
The Clinical Legal Education Center at Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Sigall Horovitz advises the Clinical Legal Education Center in the area of transitional justice. Her interests are transitional justice, international criminal law, ethics, and anti-corruption. Dr. Horovitz held various positions at the United Nations, including at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Alongside her U.N. work, Dr. Horovitz was involved in teaching and academic research in Israel and Germany. She initiated transitional justice programs at the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University, and led experiential study trips to Rwanda and South Africa. Dr. Horovitz completed her master’s degree with honors at Columbia University in 2003 and received her doctorate in law from the Hebrew University in 2014. Her doctorate examined the impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on national reconciliation in Rwanda, as part of a larger ERC-funded study on the Effectiveness of International Courts. Dr. Horovitz received the Arthur Helton Fellowship of the American Society of International Law (2013), the Rabin Scholarship of the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (2013–2014), the Vodoz Prize of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry (2012), and an award for distinguished academic work from the Israel Law and Society Association (2014). She is a member of the New York and Israeli Bar Associations, and a founding member of the Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law.

Selected Citations to Published Materials
  • Sigall Horovitz, Attempted Transitional Justice and Historical Dialogue: The Case of Israel’s Or Commission, in Historical Dialogue and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities 50 (Elazar Barkan, Constantin Goschler & James E. Waller eds., 2020), paywall.
  • Sigall Horovitz, International Criminal Courts in Action: The ICTR’s Effect on Death Penalty and Reconciliation in Rwanda, 48 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 505 (2016), available online.
  • Sigall Horovitz, How International Courts Shape Domestic Justice: Lessons from Rwanda and Sierra Leone, 46 Israel L. Rev. 339 (Sep. 2013), paywall, doi.
  • Sigall Horovitz, The Role of Victims, in International Criminal Procedure: The Interface of Civil Law and Common Law Legal Systems 166 (Linda Carter & Fausto Pocar eds., Feb. 28, 2013), available online, doi.
  • Sigall Horovitz, Transitional Criminal Justice in Sierra Leone, in Transitional Justice in the Twenty First Century: Beyond Truth Versus Justice 43 (Naomi Roht-Arriaza & Javier Mariezcurrena eds., 2006), paywall, doi.


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