Based in the New York office, Ben Batros is acting director of programs for the Open Society Justice Initiative. Batros has experience in litigation in both international and domestic fora. Batros spent five years as appeals counsel at the International Criminal Court where he conducted appellate litigation and supported the work of prosecution trial teams, in particular on complex legal issues. Previously, Batros worked at the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, focused on the development of regional criminal justice systems as part of Australia’s partnerships in Asia and the Pacific as well as domestic criminal justice reform, and also practiced as a litigator in Australia at Jackson McDonald.
Batros received his Masters of Laws (LLM) at the University of Cambridge and his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Western Australia in Perth.