Pishko Shamsi is an international lawyer and policy analyst, previously serving in diplomatic and governmental capacity on Iraq, Syria, and the Middle East region. In 2017-2018, he was based in Baghdad, Iraq, with the European Union. He has been an advisor to international mediation initiatives focused on Baghdad-Erbil relations. From 2016, he was part of enhancing the Swedish War Crimes Department universal jurisdiction cases on Middle East and North Africa, and related European coordination. Prior to that, in 2014-2016, he co-led the United Nations genocide investigation on ISIS crimes against the Yazidis at the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria.