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Tobias Freeman is an Australian lawyer specialising in the areas of international crime and criminal justice. He leads the legal team of the Siracusa International Institute and manages its technical assistance projects, training and research in criminal justice, the rule of law and human rights, with a particular focus on the fight against organised crime and corruption. Tobias has extensive experience in planning and conducting complex, large-scale investigations into the commission of the most serious international crimes and related violations of international law.
Prior to joining the Institute, he co-founded the International Crimes Evidence Project (ICEP) with leading global experts in the investigation and prosecution of atrocity crimes. ICEP’s independent investigation into the Sri Lankan armed conflict established the evidence base for future investigations and prosecutions, and was instrumental to 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.