Rather His Own Man: Geoffrey Robertson

Integrity 20’18 |
Length 1:26:02
Filmed 27 March 2018
Venue Conservatorium Theatre
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
South Bank, Brisbane

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The world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria; the East-West standoff in Ukraine; abducted schoolgirls in northern Nigeria.

Is there some thread tying these frightening international security crises together? Sarah Chayes examines the unexpected link: corruption.

GEOFFREY ROBERTSON QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers. He has appeared as counsel in many leading cases in constitutional, criminal and international law, and served as first president of the UN War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone. In 2008 he was appointed by the secretary general as one of three distinguished jurist members of the UN Justice Council and in 2011 received the New York Bar Association award for achievement in international affairs and law.

His books include An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers The Armenians; Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice; Dreaming Too Loud: Reflections on a Race Apart; The Justice Game (a Memoir); Mullahs without Mercy: Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons; The Case of the Pope; Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK and The Tyrannicide Brief – the story of how Cromwell’s lawyers put Charles I on trial. He is a Master of the Middle Temple and a visiting professor at London University and at the New College of the Humanities. He devised the ground-breaking television series, Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals.

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