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Tamar Meshel, BA (Hons), JD, LLM, SJD

Assistant Professor


About Me

Tamar is an Assistant Professor. She holds a J.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, and a B.A. (Hons) degree in political science, LL.M. and SJD degrees from the University of Toronto.

Tamar practiced international commercial arbitration in a law firm in Vancouver and as Deputy Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. She also acted as legal advisor to the Jerusalem Arbitration Center in Israel and Palestine and was a Graduate Fellow with the conflict resolution group of The Carter Center in Atlanta.

During her doctoral studies, Tamar was a Research Fellow with the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law in Luxembourg, and a Schulich Fellow at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She was a receipt of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and a scholarship from the Centre for International Governance Innovation International Law Research Program.

Tamar has published on international water law, freshwater dispute resolution, the human right to water, international arbitration, international humanitarian law, environmental justice, international environmental law, and negligence law.


  • Corporations Law

  • Dispute Resolution

  • International Law

  • Tort Law

  • Water Allocation Law


  • “Inter-state Fresh Water Dispute Resolution: Some Reflections on River Basin Organizations as Arbitral Institutions”, Yearbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford Journals) Published online January 17, 2020, https://academic.oup.com/yielaw/advance-article/doi/10.1093/yiel/yvz064/5709161?guestAccessKey=99b22f9c-a904-4520-a0be-5dac63630c2f

  • “International Business and Human Rights Dispute Settlement Before Domestic Courts: The Draft UN Treaty for Business and Human Rights”, Dalhousie Law Journal Blog and Afronomicslaw Blog (Dec 2019), https://www.afronomicslaw.org/2019/12/03/international-business-and-human-rights-dispute-settlement-before-domestic-courts-the-draft-un-treaty-for-business-and-human-rights/

  • “To Sign or Not To Sign – Is That the Question? The New York Convention’s “In Writing” Requirement in U.S. Courts”, Sep 2019, http://arbitrationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2019/09/23/to-sign-or-not-to-sign-is-that-the-question-the-new-york-conventions-in-writing-requirement-in-u-s-courts/

  • “Dental Negligence and Malpractice”, in Dental Law in Canada, 3rd ed., Jocelyn Downie, Karen McEwen, Michael Hadskis & Dr. William MacInnis, eds., LexisNexis (2019).

  • “The Dual Role of Procedure in International Water Law”, in International Law and Litigation: A Look into Procedure, Hélène Ruiz Fabri, ed., Nomos & Hart Publishing (2019), open access: https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/10.5771/9783845299051/international-law-and-litigation

  • “Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and/or the Environment”, in Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law, Hélène Ruiz Fabri (ed.), Oxford University Press (2019).

  • “Water Justice and the Social Pillar of Sustainable Development: The Case of Israel”, in The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen Gonzalez & Sara Seck (eds.), CUP (forthcoming, 2020).

  • “Environmental Justice in the United States: The Human Right to Water”, 8(2) Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (2018).

  • “International Law Affecting Canada’s Jurisdiction over Water”, Decolonizing Water Project, July 2018, available at: http://decolonizingwater.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2018/07/Tamar-Meshel-InternationalLawAffectingCanadasJursidictionOverWater.pdf.

  • “The Croatia v. Slovenia Arbitration: The Silver Lining”, 16(2) The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (2017).

  • “What's in a Name? The Silala Waters and the Applicability of International Watercourse Law”, 39 Questions of International Law (2017).

  • “Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and/or the Environment”, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law Working Paper Series, No. 1 (2017), available at: https://www.mpi.lu/research/working-paper-series/2017/wp-2017-1/.

  • “Interstate Arbitration and the Peaceful Resolution of Transboundary Freshwater Disputes”, ESIL 11th Annual Conference, ESIL Paper Series.

  • “The Evolution of Interstate Arbitration and the Peaceful Resolution of Transboundary Freshwater Disputes”, 2016 (2) Journal of Dispute Resolution.

  • “A Decade Later and Still on Target: Revisiting the 2006 Israeli Targeted Killing Decision”, 7 Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies (2016).

  • “A New Transboundary Fresh Water Dispute before the International Court of Justice”, 42(1) Water International (2016).

  • “Due Diligence Obligations and Institutional Models for Cyberspace: Lessons from International Environmental Law”, 58 German Yearbook of International Law (2016) (Co-author with Prof. Jutta Brunnee).

  • “Interstate Arbitration and the Peaceful Resolution of Transboundary Freshwater Disputes”, ESIL 11th Annual Conference, ESIL Paper Series (2016).

  • “Case Note: Bannai v. Erez and the Jurisdictional Race of the Israeli and English Courts”, 32(1) Arbitration International (2016).

  • “Human Rights in Investor-State Arbitration: The Human Right to Water and Beyond”, 6(2) Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2015).

  • “Commercial Peacemaking’ - The New Role of the International Commercial Arbitration Legal Order”, 60(2) Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (2015).

  • “The Use and Misuse of the Corruption Defense in International Investment Arbitration”, 30(3) Journal of International Arbitration (2013).

  • “The 2012 ICC Arbitration Rules – Enhanced Practices and New Features”, 21(1) Canadian Arbitration and Mediation Journal (2012).

  • “Where in the World is Canadian International Arbitration?”, 1(1) Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review (2012) (Co-author).

  • ICCA Guide to the Interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention, Hebrew adaptation, available at: http://www.arbitration-icca.org/publications/NYC_Guide/NYC_Guide_Hebrew.html