July 19, 2018
The International Criminal Court (ICC)
The Hague, Netherlands
Roi Bachmutsky earned his bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with general distinction and highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduating, Roi spent the following year working at one of Israel’s leading human rights organizations, Breaking the Silence, where he met a cadre of accomplished Israeli and Palestinian human rights lawyers and was inspired to attend law school.
During his time at Harvard Law School, Roi served as a Student Attorney at the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC), Symposium Co-Chair for the Harvard Human Rights Journal (HHRJ), Project Leader at Student Advocates for Human Rights, and a Research Assistant for the Program on International Law and Armed Conflict (PILAC). During his two years at the IHRC, Roi specialized in promoting accountability for human rights abuses by providing legal advice to activists from Myanmar’s Rohingya community, assisting in the drafting of a petition for a writ of certiorari in Ntsebeza v. Ford Motor Company before the U.S. Supreme Court, and leading a team of students to assess the viability of litigation to hold corporations accountable for violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He spent his summers working at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), and the U.S. Department of Justice Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (HRSP). Roi has also authored a forthcoming publication in the Virginia Journal of International Law titled, “Otherwise Occupied: The Legal Status of the Gaza Strip 50 Years After the Six Day War.”
Roi will spend the coming year working on issues of international criminal justice in the Situation Analysis Section of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) as well as the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA).