Geoffrey Robertson AO QC has changed the way we think about human rights.  Internationally recognised as one of the world's leading human rights lawyers and an intellectual inspiration for the global justice movement, Robertson has fought for lives on death row, defended dissidents and taken on tyrants for more than 50 years.     Join Geoffrey Robertson at the City Recital Hall on March 25 as he deploys his trademark wit and intelligence to reflect on the many iconic moments of his personal and professional life.  Alongside his illustrious career of high-profile and controversial cases, and tireless campaigning for international human rights, Robertson has had a parallel career as a distinguished author and broadcaster, with his best-selling books on war crimes, free speech and the Vatican shaping public debate. His latest memoir, Rather His Own Man, chronicles the journey of his days at Epping Boys High School to his Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford to the epic legal battles that have taken him to the UK Supreme Court, the European Court of Human Rights and appeal courts in Trinidad, Mauritius and more. Throughout famous trials and the ups-and-downs of his sometimes colourful family life, Robertson has held onto his irreverence, his principles and his commitment to human rights.   Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from one of Australia’s most formidable, inspiring and entertaining intellects.

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Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and co-head of Doughty Street Chambers, now the largest human rights practice in Europe. Born in Sydney, he was selected as an Australian Rhodes Scholar and became a leading Queen’s Counsel in England. His books include The Tyrannicide Brief (the story of how Cromwell’s lawyers mounted the trial of Charles I); an acclaimed memoir, The Justice Game; and An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers The Armenians?. Most recently, he has released his autobiography Rather His Own Man, which details his youth in Australia, his distinguished international legal career, and his unique insights into global justice.