Rastislav founded the Platform in late 2016 and he presently serves as the Executive Director. In 2017, he has led an advocacy campaign for the activation of the ICC´s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression. In 2020, he launched an analytical project “Countering impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine” to map international crimes committed in Ukraine and analyse them in the context of admissibility before the ICC. In 2020, he designed and launched “Weekly News Recap” as a tool for educating and informing the public.
In 2021, he has designed and launched the global advocacy programme campaigning for the human right to peace where he serves as the Convenor of the Global Coalition of Youth Ambassadors for the Right to Peace. Rastislav has represented the Platform at the 2022 AI and Human Rights Forum.
Rastislav holds an LL.M. degree in international criminal justice and armed conflict from the University of Nottingham and a Master’s degree in law from Pan European University in Slovakia. He served in various positions at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, the office of the International Organization for Migration in Slovakia and the Ministry of Justice of Slovakia. His professional experience has also developed in various positions and projects at the International Criminal Court, Kosovo Specialist Chambers, the Human Rights Law Centre at the University of Nottingham, Amnesty International Slovakia and the Syrian Legal Development Programme. He has experience with the litigation of international protection cases from the Czech Republic.
- International courts
- Technology and law
- Armed conflicts and international humanitarian law
- Human rights and advocacy
- Legal writing
- Central and Eastern Europe