Honorary doctorate for Geoffrey Robertson QC
5 April 2006
One of the worlds leading human rights barristers, Geoffrey Roberston QC will be conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at the University of Sydney on Friday 7th April 2006.
Justice Geoffrey Robertson is a graduate in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney.
After taking up a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, he established and headed the 70-member Doughty Street Chambers in London.
As a leading advocate for the establishment of an International Criminal Court, his sympathies lie with the primacy of universal human rights.
He has practiced human rights law in jurisdictions across five continents, held numerous visiting professorships, and authored a number of learned books, as well as presenting the BBC and ABC 'Hypotheticals'.
Currently Geoffrey Robertson is Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Queen Mary College, University of London.
He is married to the Australian author Kathy Lette and lives in London.
Event: Presentation of honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Justice Geoffrey Robertson QC
Date: Friday April 7, 2006
Place: The Great Hall, University of Sydney, Camperdown campus
Contact: Christine Fogg
Phone: +61 2 9351 2261 or 0423 782 603