Distinguished Speakers Program: Geoffrey Robertson QC

19 April 2011
Geoffrey Robertson QC
Geoffrey Robertson QC

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Humanitarian intervention and international law

Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the UK's leading human rights practice, and a 'distinguished jurist' member of the United Nations Justice Council, having served as the first President of the Special Court in Sierra Leone. He is a Bencher of the Middle Temple; and a Recorder (part-time judge) in London; an executive Member of Justice, and a trustee of the Capital Cases Trust.

He has argued many landmark cases in media, constitutional and criminal law in the European Court of Human Rights, the House of Lords, the Privy Council and Commonwealth courts, and in federal courts in many nations.

He is currently serving as counsel to Julian Assange on the Wikileaks case, and has previously represented Tasmanian aborigines in the novel action which stopped the Natural History Museum from experimenting on the remains of their ancestors; defended the Chief Justice of Trinidad at impeachment proceedings; argued the Court of Appeal case which first defined 'terrorism' for the purpose of British law; argued for the right of the public to see royal wills; and represented a trust for the education of poor children in litigation in Anguilla over a billion dollar bequest

Mr Robertson is a widely published author and contributor to publications, and also writes and broadcasts regularly on international legal issues and creates Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals for television and for ethics education.

This event is presented by the Sydney Law School and co-sponsored by the International Law Association.

This lecture is presented as part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2011. Please click here for program details.

Time: Register from 5.30-pm for 6-7.15pm lecture, followed by cocktail reception

Location: Auditorium (LT101), Sydney Law School, Level 1, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Full fee:$25, Alumni:$20, Sydney Law students: $10 (all inc GST). Fee includes cocktail reception

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