Dr Thomas Probert

Research Associate

Thomas Probert is the Head of Research of the new international collaboration “Freedom from Violence”, initially housed at ICLA, which is an initiative to establish a research network that brings together researchers from across the African continent focussing on evidence-based and human-rights based approaches to the problem of violence.

He acted as a Research Consultant to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions from 2013 – 2016, based from 2015-6 in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva. In that connection and since he has also worked closely with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, as well as a range of non-governmental partner organisations, particularly those working on police accountability and violence prevention.