Dr. Shani Friedman is a lawyer and a postdoctoral researcher in international law at UBO-AMURE, working with Dr. Denis Bailly and Dr. Manuel Bellanger as part of the DEEP REST project. Within the project, she researches different questions relating to the legal regime and governance framework of deep-sea mining such as liability, sharing of benefits and interaction with other frameworks within the law of the sea, such as the BBNJ agreement.
Dr. Friedman received her PhD from the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she focused on the governance framework and social construction of the continental shelf regime. Dr. Friedman also earned a L.L.B from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.A in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and B.A in political science and Middle Eastern studies, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva. Dr. Friedman researches various topics within the field of the Law of the Sea, which is her main field of expertise, and international institutions and the interaction between international law and international relations, including theoretical aspects.