Presidency and Staff
Tobias Freeman is an Australian lawyer, international investigator and consultant with more than eight years’ professional experience in human rights and international criminal justice. He has more than six years of experience in planning and conducting complex, large-scale investigations into the commission of international crimes as well as violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Tobias works across the Institute’s technical assistance, education and research programs. Prior to joining the Siracusa Institute as international research fellow and legal officer, Tobias co-founded the International Crimes Evidence Project (ICEP), a groundbreaking initiative which he established in 2012 with leading global experts in the investigation and prosecution of atrocity crimes. ICEP’s independent, in-depth investigation into the Sri Lankan armed conflict was instrumental to building international consensus on the urgent need for accountability, and the establishment 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 a rostered expert with Geneva-based Justice Rapid Response, which manages the rapid deployment of criminal justice and related professionals to investigate atrocity crimes. He is also an alumnus of the University of Sydney Law School, the Siracusa Institute, and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations in The Hague.