Noam Peleg   NOAM PELEG
LLB (TAU); LLM (Public Law, TAU); LLM (Human Rights, UCL); Ph.D (UCL)
Member of the Bar, Israel
Postdoctoral Associate

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Noam Peleg joined UCL in September 2012 as a Postdoctoral Associate. Dr Peleg completed his Ph.D and LLM at UCL, and was awarded the Faculty of Laws Doctoral Research Students Scholarship and the British Council Chevening-UCL Israel Alumni–Chaim Herzog Award for LLM studies.

Before undertaking his doctorate, Noam worked in a number of human rights organizations, where he specialized in children’s rights, family law and international human rights law. He has extensive experience representing children in courts, and in litigation before the Supreme Court of Israel in humanitarian law cases.

Noam has also served as a law clerk at the Tel Aviv District Court, worked for Israel’s National Committee on the Rights of the Child and consulted a number of human rights NGO’s. He has taught at the LSE, Tel Aviv University, the Academic College of Management, and the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Children’ Rights.

Dr Peleg’s research focuses on children’s rights in international human rights law. His current research projects involve reconceptualising children’s right to development, minority children’s rights in the context of education, the role of children’s rights in international development, and the intersections between childhood studies and children’s rights.


  • ‘Article 30 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (Brill, forthcoming 2014).
  • Law and Michael Freeman (TBC) with Alison Diduck and Helen Reece (eds) (Brill, forthcoming 2014).


  • ‘Reconceptualizing the Child’s Right to Development: Children and the Capability Approach’ (2013) 21 The International Journal of Children’s Rights (forthcoming).
  • ‘In the Name of the Father’, C(2) He'arat Din 196 (with Dr. Ruth Zafran) [Hebrew].

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • ‘Article 6’ in Philip Alston and John Tobin (eds) Commentary on the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  • ‘Time to Grow Up: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Jurisprudence of the Right to Development’ in Michael Freeman (ed) Law and Childhood Studies (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • ‘What Do We Mean When We Speak About Children's Right to Development’ in Farhad Malekian and Kerstin Nordlöf (eds) Sovereignty of Children in Law (CSP, 2012).

Book Reviews

  • ‘Reconceptualizing Children’s Rights in International Development’ (2014) 22 The International Journal of Children’s Rights (Forthcoming).
  • ‘Children and Youth in the Digital Media Culture from a Nordic Horizon’, (2012) 20(1) The International Journal of Children’s Rights 173-176.

Conference Papers

  • ‘Children’s Rights and the Capability Approach’, Law and Michael Freeman Colloquium, UCL Faculty of Laws, UK, July 2013.
  • ‘Double Marginalization – Children and Minorities’ Rights at the European Court of Human Rights’, Law & Society Annual Meeting, Boston, May 2013. 
  • ‘What is Wrong With Imagining a Universal Child?’, Opportunities and Challenges: Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 2011.
  • ‘The Need to Protect Children's Right to Development’, The 2010 International Conference on Children in Law, Örebro University, Sweden, September 2010.
  • ‘Children's Right to Development’, Law & Childhood Studies Colloquium, UCL Faculty of Laws, UK, July 2010.
  • ‘Two legal Systems govern the Pupil: On Law and Education’, Education & Law workshop, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law, Israel, November 2006.
  • ‘Adolescent's Rights as a Distinct Legal Category’, Youth in a Changing World, the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Policy and Care for Children and Adolescent, Tel Aviv University, Israel, April 2005. (with Dr. Ruth Zafran).

Family Law

Children and Their Rights (convenor)
Advanced Issues in Family Law: Globalisation, Multiculturalism and Religion


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