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 Representative; 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 graduate of Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; M.A. International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid; and holds post-graduate diplomas in Public International Law, International Environmental Law, and International Humanitarian Law from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the Hague Academy of International Law, the T.M.C. Asser Institute, and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law. Epshtain is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).