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Biography

Itay Epshtain is a Senior Humanitarian Law and Policy Consultant, serving as Special Advisor to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Association of  Development Agencies (AIDA); and Special Legal Guidance Consultant for Save the Children International (SCI). Formerly the Policy and Protection Advisor of the NRC Palestine Office; Protection Consortium Founding-Manager; Legal Advocacy Consultant for ACF International; International Humanitarian Law Consultant with Diakonia IHL Resource Centre; Co-Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions; and Director of Amnesty International Israel Section.

Epshtain is a Subject Matter Expert (International Legal Frameworks for Humanitarian Action) for Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), and a Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) War Crimes Committee. Epshtain is a graduate of Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; M.A. International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid; holds diplomas in International Environmental Law, International Humanitarian Law; and advanced qualifications in the Law of Armed Conflict and in Human Rights and Forced Displacement.