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Admitted to the IBA War Crimes Committee

Itay Epshtain admitted to the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee, December 2018. See: www.ibanet.org

UNGA Side-Event: Annexation, Self-Determination and Discrimination: The Case of the Palestinian People

Live Tweeting from the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Join me @EpshtainItay for live tweets from 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly on all matters related to Palestine. #UNGA73 #Palestine


Member of the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP)

Itay Epshtain is a member of the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) and Subject Matter Expert (International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action).


Certified in Applying Humanitarian Principles in Practice (AHPP) and International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action (ILFHA)






Humanitarian Policy Supports Statement on the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

Internal displacement is a global phenomenon. In 2017, there were 30.6 million new internal displacements associated with conflict, violence and disasters. Internal displacement uproots people within their own countries, often at a moment’s notice, depriving them of their homes, jobs, basic services and social connections. It often makes them more vulnerable to armed attacks, abuse, and discrimination.

The Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement were established 20 years ago to provide a framework for the protection and assistance to internally displaced people.

While the Guiding Principles have helped to raise awareness and address internal displacement, much remains to be done. Unacceptable numbers of people are still displaced each year, and more and more people live in situations of prolonged displacement with no solution in sight.

Responsibility for addressing the plight of IDPs lies primarily with states. But to do this, states will need international support, including rec…

Aid Obstruction: Denying the Provision of Protection and Relief in oPt

51. End Occupation