Barrister and Co-founder of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers. Toby is an established international criminal law specialist in the areas of international criminal and human rights law.
Toby is an established international criminal law specialist in the areas of war crimes, terrorism, extradition, prison law, mutual assistance and human rights law. He lectures extensively on international humanitarian law, criminal procedure and human rights law and has provided extensive advice and training to judges, prosecutors and defence lawyers throughout the Balkans and Southeast Asia. As an extradition specialist Toby acts for the prosecution and defence advising and representing individuals, requesting judicial authorities and governments in extradition proceedings both at first instance hearings and on appeal in the Higher Courts. He is currently developing public international law practice that involves human rights work, prison law and judicial review. He currently instructs in a number of matters before the Administrative Court of England and Wales, the European Court of Human Rights and the UN Special Procedures Branch. Toby is an experienced advisor on judicial reform, legislative drafting and institution building in Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burma (Myanmar), Montenegro, and Syria. He also acts for a number of clients in pro-bono matters in foreign jurisdictions, in particular concerning British nationals convicted abroad. Toby is the co-founder of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers based in London, Madrid and San Francisco and is the co-founder of The Guernica Institute for International Justice, a non-profit group that promotes transnational accountability through litigation in national courts and other strategies to enforce human rights protection, providing highly technical advice and representation to assist individuals, civil society groups and governmental institutions in designing and implementing strategies to ensure accountability and redress for international crimes.