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Mikhal Shachar

Junior Research Scholar, Prevention Project

Biography:

Mikhal Shachar joined the Prevention Project as a Junior Research Scholar in June 2022, after graduating from the NYU School of Law in May 2022 with an LL.M. in International Legal Studies. As a Junior Research Scholar, Mikhal assists in managing the Security, Civil Society, and Environment workstream. During her LL.M., Mikhal was a Human Rights Scholar with the Prevention Project. Between 2017-2021, Mikhal was a legal advisor at the Israeli Ministry of Justice Office of Deputy Attorney General for International Law. She held positions on the Policy and Strategy team and the Foreign Litigation team, where she drafted Israel’s legal position on issues of international law, universal jurisdiction, cyber governance, state immunity, and business and human rights. Mikhal also managed civil litigation and criminal complaints against Israeli officials abroad. Mikhal holds an LL.B. in Law and Political Science from Tel-Aviv University. During her LL.B. Mikhal was a research and teaching assistant to a number of leading Israeli international law scholars. Prior to law school, Mikhal served as a shift-commander NCO in the Foreign Liaison Department of the Israel Defence Force where she conducted strategic and tactical cooperation with neighboring foreign militaries and U.N. forces. After being admitted to the Israeli Bar Association, Mikhal took on a Staff Sergeant reserve position at the International Law Department of the Military Advocate General.