Dr. Yossi Nehushtan

Title: Lecturer
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733862
Location: CBC 1.027
Contacting me: Office Hours:
Open door policy: whenever the door is open you are welcome to come in.
Alternatively, you may email to y.nehushtan@keele.ac.uk and ask for a meeting.

Yossi Nehushtan holds degrees from Striks Law School (LLB), the Hebrew University (LLM) and the University of Oxford (BCL, MPhil, DPhil).

In 2006/7 Yossi held a stipendiary lectureship post at Balliol College, Oxford, through which he taught Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence. Since 2007 he held a lectureship post at Striks Law School, through which he taught Public Law; Jurisprudence; Law and Religion, Law and Racism, and Human Rights Law. He was also the Chief-Editor of ‘Hamishpat’ Law review and the head of the 'secular Judaism' programme at the Law School.

Currently Yossi is a member of a research group at the Minerva Centre of Human Rights, the Hebrew University, which studies the interaction between international human rights law and Israeli law.

In 2013 Yossi held the HLA Hart Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Law (CEPL), University College, Oxford.

In Keele, Yossi is Co-Director of the MA in Human Rights,Globalisation and Justice; SSLC Coordinator; and Academic Conduct Officer. He teaches UG courses and contributes to various PGT programmes.

Yossi’s areas of research are legal theory, political theory, public law, human rights law, and law and religion.


  • Religion in a Tolerant-Liberal Democracy: Theoretical Framework (forthcoming 2014/5).
  • Religion in a Tolerant-Liberal Democracy: Practical Issues and Test Cases (forthcoming 2015).



Peer reviewed journals

  • (2013) 'The Women of the Wall Case – The Need for a Perfectionist-Liberal Judicial Decision' 9 Striks Law School’s Law Review – Online 9-17.
  • (2012) 'What Are Conscientious Exemptions Really About?' Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 1-24.
  • (2012) ‘Granting Conscientious Exemptions: The Need to Take Sides’ 7 Religion and Human Rights 31-58.
  • (2011) ‘The Links between Religion and Intolerance’ 23(1) Philosophy and Theology 91-132.
  • (2011) ‘The Principle of Tolerance’ 34 Tel-Aviv University Law Review 5-46.
  • (2010) ‘Religious Conscientious Exemptions’ 30(2) Law and Philosophy 143-166.
  • (2010) ‘Finding the Ratio Decidendi in Cases of Plurality Decision’ 50 Israeli Bar Law Review 631-649.
  • (2010) ‘The Use of the Presidential Pardon Power: Who Has the Last Say?’ 2 The Hebrew University Law Review – Online 25-54.
  • (2009) ‘Female Segregation for Religious Justifications: The Unfortunate Israeli Case’ 4 Droit et Religions 441-459.
  • (2007) ‘The Limits of Tolerance: A Substantive-Liberal Perspective’ 20(2) Ratio Juris 230-257.
  • (2007) ‘Free Expression and the Limits of Liberal Tolerance’ 40(1) Israel Law Review 255-276.
  • (2001) ‘Not Drafting the Yeshiva Students – A Tale of Judicial Review’ 6 Striks Law School’s Law Review 183-205.
  • (1999) ‘Discrimination of Men in the Israeli Defence Forces’ 4 Striks Law School’s Law Review 115-136.


Other journal articles:

  • (2012) 'The Future of Legal Aid Programmes in Israeli Law Schools' 17 Striks Law School’s Law Review 7-15 (co-writer with Nomi Levenkron, editorial note).


Articles in edited collections

  • (2013) ‘Selective Conscientious Objection: Philosophical and Conceptual Doubts in Light of Israeli Case Law' (forthcoming in When Soldiers Say No: Selective Conscientious Objection in the Modern Military; Andrea Ellner, Paul Robinson, and David Whetham eds; Ashgate).
  • (2008) ‘Secular and Religious Conscientious Exemptions: Between Tolerance and Equality’ in Law and Religion in Theoretical and Historical Context (edited by Peter Cane, Carolyn Evans and Zoë Robinson; Cambridge University Press) 243-267.

Co-Director of the MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice.

Module leader: Public Law 1; Public Law 2; Equality, Discrimination and Minorities.