PROFESSOR SHIMON SHETREET
Shimon is the President of the International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace and President of the International Culture of Peace Project.
Previously, he has held high public offices. Between 1988 and 1996 he served as Member of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. He was a cabinet minister in the Rabin Government and in Peres Cabinet (1992-1996) and served as senior deputy Mayor of Jerusalem (1999-2003).
Shimon was admitted to the Israeli Bar Association in 1969 and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Israel in a number of landmark cases. He was Member of the Chief Justice Landau Commission on the Israeli Court System, a Founder Secretary General of the Public Law Association (1987 – 1992); and a Judge on the Standard Contract Court (1981- 88). He is past President of the Israeli Chapter of the International Association of Constitutional Law.
Shimon holds the Greenblatt Chair of Public and International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and is past chairman of the Sacher Institute of Legislative Research and Comparative Law.
Shimon holds an LL.B., an LL.M., from the Hebrew University and a Masters’ and a Doctor’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Law.