Biography

Itay Epshtain is a Senior Humanitarian Law and Policy Consultant, serving as Special Advisor to the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Association of  International Development Agencies (AIDA). 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 the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP), a member of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), 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. Epshtain is certified by PHAP as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning Development Professional (MEAL DPro).