. Gavison is the Prof Haim H. Cohn Professor Emeritus of Human Rights at the Hebrew University Law Faculty, a founding member of the Israeli Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and its President in the years 1996-1999. She was a founder and president of Metzilah - Center for Zionist, Jewish, Liberal and Humanist Thought and an Israel Prize laureate (2011) in Legal Research.
Prof. Gavison studied law, economics and philosophy and received a doctorate in philosophy of law from the Oxford University. With Rabbi Medan she composed "The New Covenant" between secular and religious Jews, on religion and state in Israel. She served as a member ofvariousresearch institutions and publiccommitteesand recentlywas a member of the Winograd Commission for investigation of the Second LebanonWar.