Ben Batros, Specialized Legal Consultant

Mr. Batros has 17 years experience in accountability, international criminal law, and human rights. He served as Appeals Counsel at the International Criminal Court from 2005-2010, and prior to this, worked for the Australian Attorney-Generals’ Department on Australia’s ratification, implementation and membership of the ICC (along with regional responses to people smuggling and trafficking in persons), and in private litigation practice. Since leaving the ICC, Mr. Batros has focused on strategic litigation with the Open Society Justice Initiative, where he coordinated a portfolio of 60 human rights cases and directed a summer school on strategic human rights litigation. He is currently a consultant on accountability mechanisms and human rights.