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A/Prof. Shiri Krebs



Associate Professor


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Law School


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

+61 3 924 68921

Career highlights

  • Associate Professor, Deakin Law School (2021-present)
  • Senior Lecturer, Deakin Law School (2017-2020).
  • Law and International Security Fellow, Stanford University (2012-2017).
  • Teaching Scholar, Santa Clara University School of Law (2011-2012).
  • Legal Advisor, Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court (2005-2010).

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.
  • Member, American Society of International Law.
  • Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies.
  • Member, Law and Society Association.

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


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Work like a girl: Redressing gender inequity in academia through systemic solutions

K Allen, K Butler-Henderson, A Reupert, F Longmuir, I Finefter-Rosenbluh, E Berger, C Grove, A Heffernan, N Freeman, S Kewalramani, S Krebs, L Dsouza, G Mackie, D Chapman, M Fleer

(2021), Vol. 18, pp. 1-16, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, Wollongong, N.S.W., C1

journal article

All Is Fair in Law and War? Legal Cynicism in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Shiri Krebs

(2020), pp. 235-259, Cynical International Law? Abuse and Circumvention in Public International and European Law, B1

book chapter

Law wars: experimental data on the impact of legal labels on wartime event beliefs

Shiri Krebs

(2020), Vol. 11, pp. 106-150, Harvard national security journal, Cambridge, Mass., C1

journal article

Fact and fiction in technology-driven military decision-making: evidence from the US and Israel

Shiri Krebs

(2020), pp. 53-56, CWAR 2019 : Proceedings of 18th Australian Cyber Warfare Conference 2019, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Bounded factuality: the targeted killing of Salah Shehadeh and the legal epistemology of risk

Shiri Krebs

(2019), pp. 423-455, Security and human rights, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

Just the facts: reimagining wartime investigations concerning attacks against NGOs

Shiri Krebs

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 405-436, Berkeley journal of international law, Berkeley, Calif., C1

journal article

What determines the institutional legitimacy of the High Court of Australia?

Shiri Krebs, Ingrid Nielsen, Russell Smyth

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 605-653, Melbourne University law review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

The impact of drone imaging on military decision-making: evidence from the US and Israel

Shiri Krebs

(2019), pp. 5-9, AiCE 2019 : Proceedings of 8th Australian Institute of Computer Ethics Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1


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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article


S Krebs

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

book chapter


Shiri Krebs

(2015), pp. 511-543, Comparative counter-terrorism law, Cambridge, Eng., B1-1

book chapter

'Don't ask, don't tell': secrecy, security, and oversight of targeted killing operations

S Krebs

(2015), Jerusalem, Israel, A6-1

research report/technical paper

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

S Krebs

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

book chapter

Position Taken by the Israel Democracy Institute on the Draft Counter-Terrorism Bill

Yuval Shany

(2014), [Israel], A6-1

research report/technical paper

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

book chapter

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

journal article

From illiberal legislation to intolerant democracy

M Kremnitzer, S Krebs

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

journal article

Paper Pimps: Advertisements for Prostitution Services in Israel

Shiri Krebs

(2007), Tel Aviv, Israel, A6-1

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Funding Sources

Ownership of Data in Australia

A/Prof Shiri Krebs

  • 2020: $10,000


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