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Dr Shiri Krebs



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Law


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of the Science of Law, Stanford University, 2017
Master of the Science of Law, Stanford University, 2011
Master of Arts, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2008
Bachelor of Law(s) mcl, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2006

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Biography summary

Shiri Krebs’ is an expert on international fact-finding, conflict resolution, international and national security, and the laws of war. Before joining Deakin Law School, Dr. Krebs was a Law and International Security Fellow at Stanford University, Centre on International Security and Cooperation. Her research focuses primarily on the complex relationship between legal rules and fact-finding, at the intersection of law, politics, and social psychology. She employs both qualitative and quantitative methods – including survey experiments – to explore such questions as: how are facts constructed and interpreted as ‘true’ by legal practitioners? How does legal discourse influence people’s attitudes and beliefs concerning contested events? How do rules of evidence, procedures, and decision-making processes construct meaning in a world filled with inconsistencies, disorder, and uncertainty?

Dr. Krebs’ scholarship and publications granted her several awards, including the Steven M. Block Civil Liberties Award (2011), the Richard S. Goldsmith Award in Dispute Resolution (2012), and the Franklin Award in International Law (2015). In 2016 she was selected by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for the New Voices Panel at the Society’s Annual Meeting.

Krebs earned Doctorate (J.S.D) and Master (J.S.M) degrees from Stanford Law School, as well as LL.B. (Law), B.A. in International Relations, and M.A. in International Law and Organizations, all magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In 2012 she was appointed as a Teaching Scholar at Santa Clara University School of Law, teaching international criminal law and international humanitarian law. From 2005 to 2010 Krebs served as legal advisor to the Chief-Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court. During that time she has taught public international law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an adjunct position which granted her the Dean’s award for excellent junior faculty members, as well as ‘Best Teacher’ award by students’ vote.

Career highlights

Senior Lecturer, Deakin Law School (2017-present)

Law and international Security Fellow, Stanford University (2012-present)

Teaching Scholar, Santa Clara University School of Law (2011-2012)

Legal Advisor to the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court (2005-2010)

Legal Assistant, Israeli Chief Prosecutor's Office (2002-2004)

Research interests

Fact-Finding, Commissions of Inquiry, Law of War, Evidence, Law and Psychology, Legal Institutions, Social Biases.


Law and Security Fellow, Stanford Center on International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

Associate, Global Justice Lab, The Munk School of Public Affairs, University of Toronto

Knowledge areas

International Law, Evidence, Conflict Resolusion, Human Rights, Law and Society, Empirical Research Methods for Legal Scholars, International Security, Counter-terrorism, Law of Armed Conflict.

Professional activities

Member, American Society of International Law

Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies

Member, Law and society Association

Member, American Political Science Association


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Designing international fact-finding: facts, alternative facts, and national identities

S Krebs

(2018), Vol. 41, pp. 337-381, Fordham International Law Journal, New York, N.Y., C1


The legalization of truth in international fact finding

S Krebs

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 83-163, Chicago Journal of International Law, United States, C1-1


Reducing uncertainty in targeted killing decision-making: protecting civilians from both terrorism and counterterrorism

S Krebs

(2017), Vol. 44, pp. 943-994, Florida State University law review, Tallahassee, Fla., C1


Rethinking targeted killing policy: reducing uncertainty, protecting civilians from the ravages of both terrorism and counterterrorism

S Krebs

(2017), Vol. 44, pp. 943-994, Florida State University law review, Tallahassee, Fla., C1-1



S Krebs

(2015), pp. 511-542, Comparative counter-terrorism law, New York, N.Y., B1-1


The secret keepers: judges, security detentions, and secret evidence

S Krebs

(2014), pp. 179-206, Reasoning rights: comparative judicial engagement, Oxford, Eng., B1-1


National security, secret evidence and preventive detentions: the Israeli Supreme Court as a case study

S Krebs

(2013), pp. 133-153, Secrecy, national security and the vindication of constitutional law, Cheltenham, Eng., B1-1


Lifting the veil of secrecy: judicial review of administrative detentions in the Israeli supreme court

S Krebs

(2012), Vol. 45, pp. 639-703, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, United States, C1-1


From illiberal legislation to intolerant democracy

M Kremnitzer, S Krebs

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 4-11, Israel Studies Review, United States, C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

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