Yossi Nehushtan

Research Visitor, Hilary and Trinity Terms 2022


Prof Yossi Nehushtan holds degrees from Striks Law School (LLB), the Hebrew University (LLM) and Oxford University (BCL, MPhil, DPhil). He is currently a Professor of Law and Philosophy at Keele University. In Keele, Yossi is the General Editor of the Keele Law Review, and Co-Director of the MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice. 

Yossi’s areas of research are legal theory, political theory, public law, human rights law, and law and religion. 

In the years 2000-2004 and 2007-2013 Yossi was a lecturer and senior lecturer at Striks Law School, Israel. He was also the General Editor of the Law School's Law Review, Academic Supervisor of the Legal Aid Project, and Director of the 'Secular Judaism' programme at the Law School. 

In 2006/7 Yossi held a full-time lectureship post at Balliol College, Oxford, as a PhD student. 

In 2013 Yossi held the HLA Hart Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Law (CEPL), University College, Oxford. Since 2016 he has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, University of Trento, Italy; and Visiting Fellow at St Gallen University, Switzerland. 

Yossi has provided legal advice and counselling to various bodies, including human rights NGOs in Israel and the UN Human Rights Committee. 

While in residence at the Bonavero Institute, Yossi’s research will focus on three topics: "Lockdowns and Intergenerational Justice"; "Religious Faith v Sexual Identity"; and "Liberal Intolerance: Forbidden Words, Cancel Culture, and Cultural Appropriation”.