Joe Tan
Pro Bono Legal Services Lead

Joe leads the Pro Bono Legal Services section and relationships with A4ID’s Development and Legal Partners. He oversees its international pro bono brokerage and all other pro bono offerings. Qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Australia, Joe has developed an expertise in intersectional impact litigation. Joe was also a legal advisor to the Pre-Trial Judge on terrorism-related matters at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and worked on the successful prosecution ‘in absentia’ of the world’s first UN-backed terrorism trial. Joe’s work on child and gender rights for the Office of Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court resulted in the successful prosecution in that Court’s seminal trial on child soldier recruitment and gender-based violence offences in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has also conducted strategic litigation on gender issues for the Human Dignity Trust and advised in proceedings before courts across Africa, the Caribbean and South Americas well as acting in matters before the European Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights.

Joe holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law (Hons) from the Australian National University and a Master of Laws, specialising in international law, from the University of Melbourne. He is also conversant and able to work in French.


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Joe Tan