LL.B (Hons), PhD, FAAL
Tim McCormack joined our Board in 2013. He is a Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania Law School. Tim is the Special Advisor on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and is a Member of the National Advisory Committee on International Humanitarian Law, Australian Red Cross. He recently returned from a year in the US as a Fulbright Senior Fellow, Charles H Stockton Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and James Barr Ames Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tim has held a number of other globally significant positions. He was a member of the International Group of Experts to draft the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations (Tallinn 2014-2016); he served as one of two international observers (with Lord David Trimble, former First Minister of Northern Ireland) for Phase II of the Turkel Commission of Enquiry into Israel's Processes for Investigating Allegations of War Crimes (Jerusalem 2011-2013); he provided expert Law of War advice to Major Dan Mori in the Defence of David Hicks before the US Military Commission (Guantanamo Bay 2003-2007); and he was Amicus Curiae on International Law Issues for the trial of Slobodan Milosevic (The Hague 2002-2006).
Tim has participated in multilateral treaty negotiations with Australian Government delegations in Geneva, New York, Rome and The Hague and serves on the international advisory boards of a number of academic institutions in the US, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Israel, Indonesia and New Zealand.
Tim has recently been appointed the inaugural DFAT visiting Legal Fellow (August 2017 to June 2018) and has also been appointed the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Scholar for 2018
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