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ASAF LUBIN

129 West End Lane, Flat 3, London, United Kingdom, NW6 2PE
+44(0)7415153428 || asaf.lubin@yale.edu || asaf.lubin@gmail.com || asaf@privacyinternational.org

EDUCATION
YALE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF LAW, New Haven, Connecticut, USA 2015-2018
Doctor of Science of Laws (J.S.D.), expected
Dissertation Title: The Law on Espionage: From Unilateral Agencies to Multilateral Mechanisms Governing the International
Law of Intelligence (W. Michael Reisman, supervisor).
Honors: Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellowship (2016-2017);
Kennedys Prize for Best Conference Presentation, Kings College London (2016).
Activities: Resident Fellow, Information Society Project (2015-2016);
Yale Law and Technology Society (VP Community Outreach) (2015-2016);
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition; Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court
Competition; Charles Rousseau French Speaking International Law Moot Court Competition; YLS Environmental
Protection Clinic, Hague International Monsanto Tribunal Project (coach and team advisor) (2016);
Yale Young Global Scholars Beijing (lead instructor) (2016);
Yale Young Global Scholars Summer Program (lead instructor) (2016).

YALE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF LAW, New Haven, Connecticut, USA 2014-2015


Masters of Laws (LL.M.)
Honors: Decalogue Society of Lawyers Endowment for LL.M. studies in the field of Justice in Society (2014).
Activities: "International Law of Intelligence" Reading Group, Information Society Project (developed and co-led) (2015);
Salzburg Global Seminar, Lloyd N. Cutler Fellowship in International Law (Washington D.C.) (2015);
Yale Society of International Law (Scholarship, International Mooting, and Graduate Studies Chair) (2015);
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (coach) (2015);
Yale Journal of International Law (YJIL) (student editor) (2015);
Yale Young Global Scholars Summer Program (lead instructor) (2015).
Thesis Papers: The Dragon Kings Restraint: Proposing a Jus Ad Bellum Model for the EEZ Surveillance Conundrum; The Ethics of
Peacetime Spying: Making the Moral Case for Espionage; Heads of States Surveillance, Anti-Diplomacy and
Minimum Order; Business involvement in Mass Surveillance: The Limitations of Corporate Self-Regulation in the
ICT Sector.

HEBREW UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF LAW & FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, Jerusalem, Israel 2009-2013
Bachelor of Laws and International Relations (LL.B.), Magna Cum Laude
Honors: Fritz & Margaret Oberlander Memorial Award in International Law (2012);
Abraham Spears Endowment for Excellence in an International Moot Court Competition (2012);
The Lamas Fund, Hebrew University Rector Award for Advanced Legal Studies Abroad (2014).
Activities: Israel Law Review (under the auspices of Cambridge University Press) (student editor) (2010-2011);
Practicum: Advanced Course in Public International Law at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012);
SCIL - Student Conference on International Law from theory to practice (co-organizer) (2012-2013).
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (participant, coach, national administrator) (2011-2014).
Thesis Papers: Feminist Perspective on Law: Wartime Rape and the International Legal System (2011); The Principle of
Complementarity in International Criminal Law: Developments, Trends and Lessons for Israel (2012); Strasbourg-
Jerusalem-Luxembourg: Between Israel and the EU on the Extraterritorial Application of International Human Rights
Treaties (2013).

THE HAGUE ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, Den Haag, Netherlands July 2012
Public International Law Summer Programme
Honors: Professor Shabtai Rosenne Scholarship (merit-based, full-tuition award).
One of ten selected to sit for the prestigious Hague Academy Diploma.

LEGAL WRITING, ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


LEGAL FELLOW, PRIVACY INTERNATIONAL, London, United Kingdom 2016-2017
Privacy International (PI) is a London-based charity committed to investigating the secret world of government surveillance and exposing
the companies enabling it. My work with PI helps advance domestic and international policies aimed at strengthening effective privacy
protections and data regulations while curtailing illegal surveillance. During my fellowship year I am involved in targeted research and
trial assistance for ongoing cases and interventions before the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission of
Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, and the U.K. Investigatory Powers Tribunal. I also assists in drafting reports and
submissions before international organizations while engaging governments, parliaments, and companies on an array of privacy issues
stemming inter alia from governmental hacking, data exploitation, algorithmic snooping, and intelligence sharing. In this regard, I am
particularly involved in drafting PIs reports for the U.N. Human Rights Committee; developing and presenting thematic papers to U.N.
Special Rapporteurs; and coordinating efforts with privacy experts and digital rights NGOs across Europe and in the global south.

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ASAF LUBIN
129 West End Lane, Flat 3, London, United Kingdom, NW6 2PE
+44(0)7415153428 || asaf.lubin@yale.edu || asaf.lubin@gmail.com || asaf@privacyinternational.org

AUTHOR OF THE 2016 JESSUP COMPROMIS, 57TH PHILLIP C. JESSUP INTERNATIONAL LAW MOOT COURT
COMPETITION, Washington D.C., USA 2015-2016
132 teams from 86 countries have competed in the White & Case International Rounds of the 57th Philip C. Jessup International Law
Moot Court Competition. The problem, which I authored, is titled "The Case Concerning the Frost Files", and it involves complex legal
issues concerning the admissibility of illicitly-obtained evidence before the ICJ, the legality of espionage and mass electronic surveillance
under international law, the right to privacy and the extraterritoriality of the ICCPR, diplomatic immunities and privileges under both
treaty and customary law, state jurisdictional immunity and the legality of seizure, forfeiture, and expropriation, pre-trial and preventative
detention of prospected terrorists, and the attribution and legality of low level cyber attacks. The final round was presided by Judges
Hisashi Owada, Christopher Greenwood, and Bruno Simma of the International Court of Justice.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, NYU CENTER ON LAW AND SECURITY, New York City, New York, USA 2015
The Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law is a non-partisan multidisciplinary research institute established in 2003 to focus
on cultivating an informed dialogue and conducting groundbreaking research on the most important national security, legal, and strategic
issues of the post-9/11 era. Assigned to the Center's recently launched project on oversight of intelligence agencies, work included
research, drafting and redaction of an edited volume published by the Center that analyzes institutions of intelligence oversight from a
comparative perspective.

ARTICLED CLERK, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS' LEGAL ADVISER's Office, Jerusalem, Israel 2013-2014
Assigned to the International Law Department, work included counseling Israel's embassies and consulates abroad (in particular Israel's
missions to the Hague, Geneva and the U.N. Headquarters), participation in international negotiations and government ministerial
meetings, and assisting in diplomatic and legal dialogues as well as in Parliamentary committee sessions. In addition I was responsible
for researching and producing legal briefs and diplomatic notes which directly helped shape Israel's policies in an array of legal fields
including, but not limited to, human rights law, law of the sea, refugee law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law,
and the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

TEACHING ASSISTANT TO PROF. DAVID KRETZMER, Jerusalem and Sderot, Israel 2013-2014
Developed course materials, led lectures, and graded papers and exams for "Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Human Rights", an
English taught graduate course at Hebrew University's Law Faculty; as well as for "Public International Law", "Human Rights in
International Law" and "The Laws of Armed Conflict", undergraduate courses taught at Sapir Academic College's Law Faculty. All
courses were coordinated and supervised by Prof. David Kretzmer, former expert member of the U.N. Human Rights Committee.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, THE PUBLIC COMMISSION TO EXAMINE THE MARITIME INCIDENT OF 31 MAY 2010
CHAIRED BY JUSTICE (RET.) JACOB TURKEL, Jerusalem, Israel 2011-2013
Researched, drafted, and redacted the Turkel Commission's second report on Israel's investigatory policies into international humanitarian
law violations. Work included: summarizing legal materials, independent review of testimonies, writing of initial drafts, and legal
analysis of particular public international law questions of interest to the committee.

INTERN, UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, OFFICE OF
THE PROSECUTOR (UN-ICTY OTP), Den Haag, Netherlands 2012
Assigned to the ongoing Ratko Mladi trial team; gained a unique hands-on experience on the daily works of a criminal prosecution in an
international setting. Work included: witness preparation, drafting 92bis and 92ter motions, compiling exhibits lists and disclosure logs,
reviewing witness testimonies, and mentoring new interns. As part of my work was called to administer, search, update, and analyze
evidence using UN-ICTY OTP's electronic databases, including: eCourt, CaseMap, Zyfind, JigSaw, EDS, and MIF.

LECTURER IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, STANDWITHUS FELLOWSHIP, Jerusalem, Israel 2012-2014


Developed and led experiential workshops in international law and legal advocacy for nearly 400 StandWithUs fellows from 6 different
universities across Israel. The Fellowship trains outstanding students on public diplomacy, popular media, and politics.

TEACHING ASSISTANT, "LEGAL WRITING AND RESEARCH" COURSE, Jerusalem, Israel 2011-2012
Led and coordinated an introductory course into legal analysis and critical reasoning for first-year students at Hebrew University's Law
Faculty. The course involved guiding students through the various stages of legal research and writing their first in-depth thesis papers.

MILITARY SERVICE
SERGEANT MAJOR (RES.), ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCE'S INTELLIGENCE BRANCH, Givaatayim, Israel 2005-2008
Serving for one of the IDF's leading units for intelligence processing and research, specializing in intelligence analysis and project
management for ongoing combat and operational purposes. Work involved writing intelligence briefings, and developing basic and
advanced training sessions for units' soldiers. Work required teamwork and efficiency under pressure and in short time constraints.

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ASAF LUBIN
129 West End Lane, Flat 3, London, United Kingdom, NW6 2PE
+44(0)7415153428 || asaf.lubin@yale.edu || asaf.lubin@gmail.com || asaf@privacyinternational.org

CONFERENCES AND LECTURES


Second Annual Graduate Public Law Conference, University of Texas, Department of Government, Blind Oracles: Regulating
Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Verification for Conducting Wartime Aerial Strikes (September, 2015).
Jewish Law Students Association, Lunch Talk, Israels Compliance with International Law, Fordham Law School (Nov., 2015).
Fifth Annual Doctoral Scholarship Conference, Yale Law School, Blind Oracles: Regulating Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and
Verification for Conducting Wartime Aerial Strikes (December, 2015).
Panel with the Jessup Compromis Author, ASIL Annual Meeting, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (March, 2016).
Tenth International Graduate Legal Research Conference, Kings College London, Blind Oracles: Regulating Intelligence Gathering,
Analysis, and Verification for Conducting Wartime Aerial Strikes (April, 2016).
Fifth Annual Conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, A Company of Spies: Regulating the Market
of Private Intelligence Services (April, 2016).
Brown Bag Lunch Series, The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age: An International Law Perspective, Leitner Center for International
Law and Justice, Fordham Law School (April, 2016).
Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, New Technologies, and Robots Workshop, Automated Surveillance and Algorithmic Snooping:
Espionage in the Province of the Bots, Information Society Project and the Shalom Comparative Research Center (May, 2016).
Agora Panel Discussion: New Forms of Warfare and Armed Conflict, 12th European Society of International Law Annual Conference,
Blind Oracles: Regulating Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Verification for Conducting Wartime Aerial Strikes (September,
2016).
4th Annual Law in a Changing Society Workshop for Junior Scholars, Tel Aviv University, We Only Spy on Foreigners: The Myth of a
Universal Right to Privacy and the Practice of Extraterritorial Mass Surveillance (November, 2016).
Cambridge University, Master of studies in international relations course, The Ethical Spy: Espionage in the Province of the Law
(January 2017).
Challanging Human Rights Disenchantment: 50 years on from the ICCPR and ICESCR, Centre for Human Rights Research, University
of Sussex, We Only Spy on Foreigners: The Myth of a Universal Right to Privacy and the Practice of Extraterritorial Mass Surveillance
(January 2017).
Privacy Law Scholars Conference, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, TILTING Perspectives, We Only Spy on
Foreigners: The Myth of a Universal Right to Privacy and the Practice of Extraterritorial Mass Surveillance (May 2017).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Languages: Hebrew (native), English (native), Arabic (Basic).
Skills: Well versed in working with legal search engines (LegalTrac, LexisNexis, HeinOnline, Westlaw International).
Interests: Jewish Education, Diplomacy, Teaching, Public Speaking, Debating, Creative Writing, Hiking and Traveling.
Inspirational Quote: "There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe, and the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in
universal law" (Locksley Hall, Lord Alfred Tennyson, 1835).

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