Sari Bashi

Lecturer in Law (spring term) and Research Scholar in Law


Sari Bashi is a Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and the Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School. She writes and lectures on international humanitarian law and Israeli policy toward the occupied Palestinian territories, especially Gaza. As part of her Robina Foundation fellowship, she is researching how activists for justice in Israel and Palestine engage Israelis as the dominant group, with a comparative look at the anti-Apartheid movement and the Black Lives Matters movement.

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Sari Bashi

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School, 2003

B.A.,Yale University, 1997

Courses Taught


  • Power, Responsibility and Protection in International Humanitarian Law

Sari Bashi is a Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar in Law, and the Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School. She writes and lectures on international humanitarian law and Israeli policy toward the occupied Palestinian territories, especially Gaza. As part of her Robina Foundation fellowship, she is researching how activists for justice in Israel and Palestine engage Israelis as the dominant group, with a comparative look at the anti-Apartheid movement and the Black Lives Matters movement.

Bashi came to Yale Law School after serving as the Israel/Palestine Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, she co-founded the Israeli human rights group Gisha and served as its executive director from its foundation in 2005 until 2014.  Bashi has received fellowships from Yale Law School and the Echoing Green Foundation for her work with Gisha and has taught international law at Tel Aviv University. She clerked on the Israeli Supreme Court for Justice Edmond Levi and is a licensed attorney in Israel and New York. Prior to studying law, Bashi worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press in Jerusalem and conducted research on ethnic identity among Ethiopian immigrants to Israel as part of a Fulbright Scholarship. She earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.