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Prof Shiri Krebs

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Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Deakin Law School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Biography summary

Shiri Krebs is a Professor of Law at Deakin University and Co-lead of the Law and Policy Theme at the Australian Government Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. She is an affiliated scholar at Stanford University Center for International Security and cooperation (CISAC) and the Chair of the international Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict. She is currently an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Fellow, as well as a Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellow (Government of Germany), conducting a research project on the regulation of predictive technologies in preventive counterterrorism legal processes.

Krebs’ research focuses on behavioral approaches to international law, including the effects of predictive and visual technologies on military decision-making processes, at the intersection of law, science and technology.

Her scholarship has been published at leading law journals and has been supported by a number of research grants (including, most recently, from the ARC, the CSCRC and the Humboldt Foundation). Her recent international and national research awards include the David D. Caron Prize (American Society of International Law, 2021), the ‘Academic/Researcher of the Year’ Award (Australian Women in Law Awards, 2022), the Australian Legal Research Awards, Article/Chapter (ECR) Category (finalist, 2022), Vice-Chancellor’s Mid-Career Researcher Award for Career Excellence (Deakin University, 2022), the ‘New Voices in international Law’ recognition (American Society of International Law, 2016; 2022), and the Franklin Award in International Law (Stanford University, 2015).

Prof Krebs has taught in a number of law schools, including at Stanford University, University of Santa Clara, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she won the Dean’s award recognizing exceptional junior faculty members.

She earned her Doctorate and Master Degrees from Stanford Law School with Honours, as well as LL.B. and M.A., both magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Career highlights

  • Chair, Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict (2022-present)
  • Professor, Deakin Law School (2023-present)
  • 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
  • Cognitive biases in legal decision-making
  • Law of armed conflict/IHL
  • Evidence
  • Law and technology

Affiliations

  • Affiliate scholar, Stanford Center on International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.
  • Chair, Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict.
  • Associate, Global Justice Lab, The Munk School of Public Affairs, University of Toronto.
  • Member, American Society of International Law.
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of Internaitonal Law (ANZSIL).
  • 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

Media appearances

  1. Interviewed on her work on Drones for two full episodes of the ARC-funded podcast ‘Law and the Future of War’, the University of Queensland, 2022.
  2. Interviewed for ‘The Age’ on privacy concerns relating to DNA websites: Erin Pearson, ‘Can your DNA help decode Australia’s 750 unidentified human remains?’, The Age, 5 August 2022.
  3. Interviewed on national news (Network Ten 5pm news) providing commentary on the security agreement with the US and UK (AUKUS) and the fallout with France, 18 September 2021.
  4. Research findings featured at the West Point Military Academy Blog (Articles of War): ‘Through the Drone Looking Glass’, 8 February 2022.
  5. Invited contribution to the International Law & International Legal Thought blog (Völkerrechtsblog): ‘Show Justice: IHL’s Data Practices and the Bureaucracy of Killing’, 2021.
  6. Invited contribution to the international GNET Insights blog: ‘Predictive Technologies in Preventive Counterterrorism’, 2021.

Publications

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2023

Above the law: Drones, aerial vision and the law of armed conflict - a sociotechnical approach

S Krebs

(2023), Vol. 105, pp. 1690-1728, International Review of the Red Cross, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article
2022

Can Rights Discourse Diminish Support for Displaced Persons?

S Krebs, K Cope

(2022), Vol. 20, pp. 279-292, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Drone-Cinema, Data Practices, and the Narrative of IHL

S Krebs

(2022), Vol. 82, pp. 309-332, Zeitschrift fur Auslandisches Offentliches Recht und Volkerrecht, Munich, Germany, C1

journal article
2021

The Invisible Frames Affecting Wartime Investigations: Legal Epistemology, Metaphors, and Cognitive Biases

Shiri Krebs

(2021), pp. 1-19, International law's invisible frames : social cognition and knowledge production in international legal processes, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter

Predictive Technologies and Opaque Epistemology in Counter-Terrorism Decision-Making

Shiri Krebs

(2021), pp. 199-221, 9/11 and the rise of global anti-terrorism law : how the UN Security Council rules the world, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

Experimental methodology in international law and the efficacy of international fact-finding: Evidence from the U.S. and Israel

Shiri Krebs, Shiri Krebs

(2021), pp. 245-266, Research Methods in International Law A Handbook, Cheltenham, Eng., B1

book chapter

Experiments in international law and the efficacy of international fact-finding: Evidence from the U.S. and Israel

S Krebs

(2021), pp. 244-264, Research Methods in International Law: A Handbook, Cheltenham, Eng., B1

book chapter

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
2020

Asymmetrical Legal Conflicts

Shiri Krebs

(2020), Vol. 74, pp. 304-329, Changing Actors in International Law, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

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

Shiri Krebs

(2020), pp. 235-259, Cynical International Law?, Berlin, Germany, 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

Data Availability and Transparency Bill Exposure Draft: Submission by Deakin University

Shiri Krebs

(2020), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Privacy Act Review Submission by Deakin University & CSRI

Shiri Krebs

(2020), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

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

conference
2019

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?

S KREBS, I NIELSEN, R SMYTH

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 605-653, Melbourne University Law Review, Carlton, 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

conference
2018

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
2017

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
2015

Israel

S Krebs

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

book chapter

Israel

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
2014

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
2013

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
2012

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
2011

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
2007

Paper Pimps: Advertisements for Prostitution Services in Israel

Shiri Krebs

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

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Regulating predictive technologies for preventive counterterrorism

Prof Shiri Krebs

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2024: $48,535
  • 2023: $151,198

Other Funding Sources

Ownership of Data in Australia

Prof Shiri Krebs

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2020: $10,000

Cyber Security Law and Policy

Prof Shiri Krebs

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2024: $82,500
  • 2023: $41,250
  • 2022: $238,396

Data Sharing: Clarity in Contracting

Prof Shiri Krebs

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2021: $2,000

Responsible Research and Innovation in Collaborative Cyber Security Projects.

Prof Shiri Krebs, Dr Jayson Lamchek

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2022: $35,171

Socrates: Software Security with a focus on critical technologies.

A/Prof Lei Pan, Dr Syed Wajid Ali Shah, Prof Robin Ram Mohan Doss, Dr Zubair Baig, Prof Jemal Abawajy, Prof Shiri Krebs, Dr Jayson Lamchek, Dr Shamsul Huda, Dr Muna Al-Hawawreh, Dr Naeem Syed, Dr Jack Li, Dr Ye Zhu, Dr Frank Jiang, A/Prof William Yeoh, Prof Chang-Tsun Li, A/Prof Lennon Chang, Prof Patrick Emerton, Dr Hourieh Khalajzadeh, Dr Van-Hau Trieu, Dr Yanjun Zhang, Dr Leo Zhang

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2024: $30,244
  • 2023: $120,976

Grey Zones in Cyber Warefare.

Prof Shiri Krebs, Ms Shiran Shahaf

Cyber Security Research Centre Limited

  • 2024: $5,000
  • 2023: $15,000

Supervisions

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