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About Dr Michelle Lesh

Dr Michelle Lesh is a Visiting Fellow at the Melbourne Law School where she teaches in the JD programme and is writing a book on targeted killing in a global context.

She has taught international criminal law at the London School of Economics Summer School and was a human rights investigator on the UN Commission of Inquiry into the Gaza protests. Michelle has a PhD in international law from the University of Melbourne and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

She has clerked for Israel’s Supreme Court Chief Justice (Ret.) Aharon Barak, worked at the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem, as the principal researcher for the Turkel Commission on investigating alleged violations of the law of armed conflict, as an assistant to Israel’s Deputy Attorney General for International Law, and as a human rights officer for Richard Falk, the former UN Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territory.