Staff Profile:Dr Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler

Dr Ruvi Ziegler
Job Title:
Lecturer in Law

Postgraduate Exam and Dissertations Officer (2012-)


  • LLB: Public Law II (administrative law and civil liberties) (module convener)
  • LLM: International Human Rights Law
  • LLM: International Humanitarian Law
  • LLM: International Refugee Law (module convener) (not offered in 2014-2015)
  • LLM: Israel/Palestine: International Law and Human Rights Issues (module convener)
Areas of Interest:

Human Rights Law; Citizenship & Electoral Rights; International Refugee Law; International Humanitarian Law

Research groups / Centres:
Global Law at Reading (GLAR)
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Number of items: 9.






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Further Publications:


  • 'The French Headscarves Ban: Intolerance or Necessity?' (2006) 40(1) John Marshall Law Review 235-266
  • 'Recognising a Legal Right to Palliative Care: an Imperative for Today' in Shai Lavi (ed), Law, Society and Culture: Technologies of Justice (Ramot, 2004) 277-320 (with Sylviane Colombo)
  • 'End-of-Life and the Good Society' (2001) 2 European J of Comparative Law 287-304 (with Syvliane Colombo)


  • 'R (on the application of E) (Respondent) v Governing Body of JFS and the Admissions Appeal Panel of JFS (Appellants) and others [2009] UKSC 15' (2010) 6(1) He'arat Din (cited by the Israeli Supreme Court in HCJ 7426/08 Tabeka v Minister of Education and others (Meltzer J at [3]))
  • 'HCJ 7015/02 Ajuri et al v IDF Commander' (2002) 36 Israel Law Review 179-195

Rresearch papers/blog posts

  • The worrisome casual approach to (dis)enfranchisement, Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (February 2014)
  • The Prevention of Infiltration (Amendment no. 4) Bill: A malevolent response to the Israeli Supreme Court judgment, European Society of International Law Migration & Refugee Law Interest Group Blog (abridged version posted on Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog) (December 2013)
  • The Missing Right to Vote: the UK Supreme Court's Judgment in Chester and McGeoch, UK Constitutional Law Blog (October 2013)
  • Voting Rights of Expatriates in the European Court of Human Rights, Opinio Juris (June 2013)
  • George Galloway's Walkout and Discrimination on the Basis of Nationality, Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (February 2013) -Scoppola v. Italy (no. 3): A Step Backwards, Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (September 2013)
  • The Case for letting prisoners vote, UK Human Rights Blog (May 2013)

Research Papers (Israel Democracy Institute)

Research Papers (Oxford Pro Bono Publico)

  • International Law Aspects of the UK Position Concerning the Legality of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (submitted to the Iraq Inquiry headed by Sir John Chilcot)
  • Draft General Recommendation on Displaced and Stateless Women (prepared for the Committee on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women)

Book Review

  • 'Conditionally Just?' (2009) 3 The Public Sphere 177-183 (review of Chaim Gans, A Just Zionism (OUP 2008))

Ruvi Ziegler published a blog-post on Opinio Juris as part of the 'emerging voices' series entitled 'Voting Rights of Expatriates in the European Court of Human Rights'

Recent Conferences/Seminars/Colloquia/Public Lectures

  • Between Scotland and Palestine: Electoral Participation in Transformative referenda and putative citizenship, Israel Law and Society Association Annual Conference (Ramat Gan, Israel), 19 December 2013
  • Non-refoulement between Common Article 1 and Common Article 3, ALMA-IDC International Humanitarian Law forum (Herzliya, Israel), 16 December 2013
  • 'Military Objective' in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Incorporating Post-Conflict Considerations: 8th Minerva/ICRC international Conference, Jerusalem, 24-25 November 2013) (joint paper with Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne)

Out-of-Country Voting: The Refugee Context

  • Society of Legal Scholars 103rd Annual Conference, Migration Law Section, Bristol University, 11-12 September 2012 Voting: The Refugee Contextrative Law and Civil Liberties
  • when the last lecture takes place assuming no tutorial

Protecting Recognised Geneva Convention Refugees outside their Countries of Asylum

  • Agents of Changes International Conference, Cambridge University, 20 May 2012

Voting Rights of Recognised Geneva Convention Refugees in their Countries of Asylum

  • Society of Legal Scholars 102nd Annual Conference, Migration Law Section, Cambridge University, 8 September 2011
  • Human Rights Group, Oxford Brookes University, 30 November 2009
  • Seminar paper, Public International Law Research Seminar, Oxford University, 25 November 2009

The Disproportionate Nature of Prisoners Disenfranchisement

  • Public Law and Human Rights Workshop, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, 2 January 2012
  • Society of Legal Scholars 102nd Annual Conference, Civil Liberties Section, Cambridge University, 7 September 2011

Legal Outlier, Again? U.S. Felon Suffrage Policies: Comparative and International Perspectives

  • Guest lecture, Law & the Political Process Course, Harvard Law School, 5 January 2011
  • Legal Theory Seminar, Faculty of Law, Haifa University, 24 November 2010

Disenfranchisement of Convicted Citizens: Comparative & International Human Rights Perspectives

  • Graduate Legal Research Conference, King's College London, 2-3 July 2009
  • Human Rights Forum, Faculty of Law, Cambridge University, 10 June 2009
  • Human Rights Discussion Group, Oxford University, 2 December 2008

Do Soldiers' Lives Matter? A View from Proportionality

  • Jurisprudence Discussion Group, University College, Oxford University, 26 January 2011
  • Proportionality in Armed Conflicts International Conference, Jerusalem, 21-23 November 2010
  • Visiting Researchers & Scholars Colloquium, Harvard Law School, 3 November 2010

The West Bank Barrier: Myths, Realities & Legal Principles

  • Guest Lecture, Israel/Palestine: Legal Issues Course, Harvard Law School, 9 November 2010

The Permissibility of Ethnic/Religious Criteria in admission to (Jewish) Faith Schools; The JFS case

  • Invited Seminar, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 3 February 2011
  • Public Lecture, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School, 2 December 2010
  • Public Lecture, Jewish Studies Program, Trinity College Hartford (CT), 25 October 2010


DPhil MPhil BCL (University of Oxford), LLM with specialisation in public law (Hebrew University), LLB, BA (Economics) (University of Haifa)

Biographical details:

I joined the School of Law in September 2012. I have written my doctoral thesis at Lincoln College, University of Oxford (thesis title: Voting Rights of recognised Geneva Convention Refugees in their Countries of Asylum). At Oxford, I have previously taught Public International Law, convened the Human Rights Discussion Group, and co-organised the Israel: Historical, Political and Social Aspects academic lectures series. I was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School (affiliated with the Human Rights Programme and the Refugee and Immigration Clinic) and served as legal advising officer in the Military Advocate General unit of the Israeli Defence Forces (mandatory military service). My publications are downloadable at:

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