Presidency and Staff
Tobias Freeman is an Australian lawyer with expertise in the fields of criminal justice and human rights. He has specialised in illicit trade, criminal justice reform and international crimes and accountability. He leads the Siracusa Institute’s legal team and manages its capacity-building project Strengthening the Fight Against Illicit Trade in South Eastern Europe among others. Tobias has extensive experience in planning and conducting complex, large-scale investigations into the commission of international crimes and related violations of international law. Prior to joining the Institute, he co-founded the International Crimes Evidence Project (ICEP), a ground-breaking initiative established in 2012 with leading global experts in the investigation and prosecution of atrocity crimes. ICEP’s independent investigation into the Sri Lankan armed conflict was instrumental to building international consensus on the need for accountability and the creation of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ comprehensive investigation on Sri Lanka in 2014. Tobias is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia. He is also a rostered expert with Geneva-based Justice Rapid Response, which manages the rapid deployment of criminal justice and related professionals to investigate atrocity crimes.