Dr Yaar Dagan
- ydagan at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Lecturer in Law
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Dr Yaar Dagan is a law lecturer and a researcher at Bournemouth University, the Department of Humanities & Law, Faculty of Media & Communication. He currently serves as a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics (CAPPE) at the University of Brighton, and as a visiting lecturer at Lviv Polytechnic Uinversity (Ukraine). He previously served as a visiting researcher at the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research, as well as other academic institutions, such as the European University Institute (Italy), the University of Iceland, and Erasmus+, an international teaching mobility programme for Higher Education researchers.
Yaar holds his PhD from Keele University, School of Law, as well as an LLM (2012) and LLB (2010) from the Haim Striks School of Law, the College of Management Academic Studies. His thesis, titled ‘Drones, Settler Colonialism, and the Law’, explores the nexus between drone violence and international law. Before moving to the UK, Yaar was a lecturer in academic institutions overseas, including the Academic Center for Law and Science (2015-2017), and the Haim Striks School of Law...
Dr Dagan won academic prizes, scholarships, and awards for his research activities, including winning first place at the ‘Keele 3-min Thesis Competition Grand Finals’ and first place at ‘Disrupting Disciplines: Sharing Objectives, ILAS Postgraduate Conference’ 3-min thesis finals. In 2019, he was shortlisted as one of the 12 national semi-finalists for the Vitae Three Minute Thesis competition UK finals. Earlier that year, Yaar won the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Award from the British Council and Ecorys UK for teaching at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland.
Yaar shared his research findings with a wide range of audiences across the UK and overseas, including in extremely remote locations like Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost settlement, on the Island of Svalbard. His most recent paper presentation took place in November 2022, where he presented a paper at the ‘Rights and Research Series’ on ‘Settler Colonialism, Drones and Law’, at the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Sussex. Two months earlier, in September 2022, he presented his research and facilitated a workshop on ‘Disrupting Climate Politics Conference’, at the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), University of Brighton. It is worth mentioning that in 2018, Dagan travelled to the Island of Pongso no Tao (Island of Human Beings, also known as Orchid Island), located off the southeastern coast of Taiwan.
Finally, Yaar worked for academic journals, including his position as Peer Liaison and Communications Officer for ‘Under Construction @ Keele’, and his editorial role at the Law Journal of the Emile Zola Chair for Interdisciplinary Human Rights Dialogue.
Beyond academia, Yaar has been a member of the Israeli Bar Association since 2014. His work included petitioning the Israeli Supreme Court (HCJ) on behalf of Palestinians and advocating for their fundamental human rights, including freedom of movement, access to healthcare, and employment. Additionally, Dr Dagan has volunteered with NGOs such as Arous Elbanar for Women in Jaffa and HIAS, offering legal aid to marginalised communities, refugees, and asylum seekers from over 20 countries. In the UK, Yaar volunteered with organisations such as the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, the North Staffordshire Campaign Against Racism & Fascism and ‘Humanutopa’. His main goal has been to challenge inequalities and discriminatory practices – promoting access to education, human rights, and social justice across the UK.more