Geoffrey Robertson - Rather His Own Man
When: Tuesday 27 March, 6pm for 6.30pm
Tickets: A Reserve: Full – $35.00 / *Conc – $30.00
B Reserve: $25
* Concession includes students and pension & health care card holders
Venue: Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, South Bank Brisbane
Geoffrey will be signing books in the Conservatorium Foyer after the event
Geoffrey Robertson: Rather His Own Man
Australia’s inimitable Geoffrey Robertson returns to Brisbane for one evening only to share highlights (and lowlights) from his personal journey from pimply state schoolboy to leading the struggle for human rights throughout the world.
Geoffrey Robertson QC has had a distinguished career as a trial counsel and human rights advocate. He has been a UN war crimes judge, a counsel in many notable Old Bailey trials, has defended hundreds of men facing death sentences in the Caribbean, and has won landmark rulings on civil liberty from the highest courts in Britain, Europe and the Commonwealth. He is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, a Master of the Middle Temple, and a visiting professor at the New College of Humanities in London.
His book Crimes Against Humanity has been an inspiration for the global justice movement, his other books include Freedom, the Individual and the Law, The Tyrannicide Brief, The Statute of Liberty, Dreaming Too Loud and the acclaimed memoir The Justice Game. He has made many television and radio programmes, notably Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals, and has won a Freedom of Information award for his writing and broadcasting. In 2011 he received the New York State Bar Association’s Award for ‘Distinction in International Law and Affairs’, and was Australian Humanitarian of the Year in 2014.
After the event Geoffrey will be signing copies of his new book, Rather his Own Man: Reliable Memoirs – a funny, personal and riveting autobiography, bringing Geoffrey’s fascinating and colourful career up to date following The Justice Game.
This event is presented by Griffith University: Integrity 20