Col. (res.) Adv. Pnina Sharvit Baruch

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Col. (res.) Adv. Pnina Sharvit Baruch

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Colonel (res.) Adv. Pnina Sharvit Baruch is a senior research associate, coordinator of research on international policy and head of the program on law and national security at the Israeli Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).

She retired from the Israel Defense Forces in 2009, after serving in the International Law Department of the Military Advocate General (MAG) Unit for twenty years, five of which (2003-2009), she was head of the Department. In this capacity, she was a senior legal advisor responsible for advising IDF commanders and decision makers at the governmental level on a wide variety of issues relating to international law and administrative law, among them: the laws of armed conflict and occupation of territory; naval law; counterterrorism; security liaison; border demarcation; and conflict resolution. She commanded the operational legal advisors at the IDF. Adv. Sharvit Baruch also served as a legal advisor in Israel's delegations to negotiations with the Palestinians, from the early contacts and thereafter. In 2000, she also participated in the negotiations with Syria.

Following her retirement from the IDF she was a lecturer at the faculty of Law at the Tel Aviv University, where she taught courses on public international law and on legal aspects of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. She also taught a course on the laws of armed conflict at the Israel National Defense College.

She is a member of the board of several organizations, including the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IJL) and Forum Dvorah–Women in Foreign Policy and National Security. She also represents this Forum at the Civil Society Advisory Panel (CSAP) to NATO on women, peace and security. She is also a member of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network (MWMN). Adv. Sharvit Baruch holds an LL.B. degree (magna cum laude) and an LL.M. degree (magna cum laude), both from Tel Aviv University.

Bio photo credit: Chen Galili

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