|Born||Geoffrey Ronald Robertson|
September 30, 1946
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Employers||Doughty Street Chambers|
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Geoffrey Ronald Robertson QC (born 30 September 1946 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian-born human rights lawyer, academic, author and broadcaster. Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Kathy Lette (born 11 November 1958) is an Australian Author who has written a number of bestselling books Queen's Counsel ( postnominal QC) &ndash known as King's Counsel ( KC) during the reign of a male sovereign  &ndash are Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law as an attorney, Counsel or Solicitor; a person An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created A presenter, or host (sometimes hostess, in feminine form is a Person or Organization responsible for running an event He holds dual Australian and British citizenship. Multiple citizenship, or multiple nationality is a status in which a person is concurrently regarded as a Citizen under the laws of more than one state. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
Geoffrey Robertson is joint head of Doughty Street Chambers. He serves as a Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple, a recorder and visiting professor at Queen Mary, University of London. The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple is one of the four Inns of Court exclusively entitled to call their members to the English Bar as Barristers In the Courts of England and Wales, a Recorder is a Barrister or Solicitor of at least 10 years standing who is appointed by the Queen on the advice of Queen Mary University of London (known as Queen Mary and Westfield College until 2000 and still officially named as such in its charter Queen Mary incorporates several
Geoffrey Robertson was born in Australia and grew up in the Sydney suburb of Eastwood, attending Epping Boys' High School. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 Eastwood is a Suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Epping Boys High School is a government high school located at Marsfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He obtained his law degree from the Sydney University Law School before winning a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford. The University of Sydney (informally Sydney Uni or USyd) is the oldest university in Australia Rhodes Scholarship Rhodes scholar redirects here Rhodes Scholar redirects here Rhodes scholars The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the
Robertson married author Kathy Lette in 1990 and currently lives with her and their two children in London. Kathy Lette (born 11 November 1958) is an Australian Author who has written a number of bestselling books Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
Robertson became a barrister in 1973. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. He became a QC in 1988. Queen's Counsel ( postnominal QC) &ndash known as King's Counsel ( KC) during the reign of a male sovereign  &ndash are Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) His became well known acting for the defence in the celebrated English criminal trials of Oz, Gay News, the 'ABC Trial', The Romans in Britain (the prosecution brought by Mary Whitehouse), Randle & Pottle, the Brighton bombing and Matrix Churchill. Oz was first published as a satirical humour magazine between 1963&ndash69 in Sydney, Australia and in its second and more famous incarnation became Gay News was a pioneering fortnightly newspaper in the United Kingdom founded in June 1972 in a collaboration between the Gay Liberation Front The ABC Trial was an Official Secrets Act trial in England. It took place in 1978 and is named after the three defendants Crispin Aubrey John Berry and The Romans in Britain is a stage play by Howard Brenton that comments upon Imperialism and the abuse of power Mary Whitehouse CBE ( 13 June 1910 – 23 November 2001) was a British campaigner for values of Morality The Brighton hotel bombing was the attack by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA on the Grand Hotel in the English resort city of Brighton The Arms-to-Iraq affair concerned the uncovering of the government-endorsed sale of arms by British companies to Saddam Hussein 's Iraq. He has also acted in well known libel cases, including defending the Guardian against Neil Hamilton MP. Mostyn Neil Hamilton (born March 9, 1949) is a former Barrister, Teacher and Conservative Member of Parliament in the He has appeared in civil liberties cases before the European Court of Human Rights and in other courts across the world. The European Court of Human Rights ( ECtHR) (Cour européenne des droits de l’homme in Strasbourg was established under the European Convention on Human Rights He sits as an appeal judge at the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone. The Special Court for Sierra Leone is an independent judicial body set up to "try those who bear greatest responsibility" for the War crimes and Crimes against
Over a twenty year period, often with long intervals in between, Robertson has hosted an Australian television series of programmes called Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals. This is an incomplete list of Australian Television series and television programs These shows invite notable people, often including former and current political leaders, to discuss contemporary issues by assuming imagined identities in hypothetical situations.
His latest book, The Tyrannicide Brief, details the story of John Cooke, who prosecuted King Charles I of England in the treason trial that led to his execution. John Cooke (1608&thinsp&ndash&thinsp16 October 1660) (sometimes spelt John Cook) was the first Charles I, (19 November 1600 &ndash 30 January 1649 was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution. After the Restoration, Cooke was convicted of high treason and hung, drawn and quartered. The English Restoration, or simply The Restoration began in 1660 when the English monarchy, Scottish monarchy and Irish monarchy were restored To be hanged drawn and quartered was the penalty once ordained in England for the crime of High treason.
In his 2006 revision of Crimes Against Humanity, Robertson deals in detail with human rights, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Human rights refers to the "basic Rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled In Public international law, a crime against humanity is an act of Persecution or any large scale atrocities against a body of people and is the highest level of War crimes are "violations of the laws or customs of war" including but not limited to "murder the ill-treatment or deportation of civilian residents of an occupied The book starts with the history of human rights and has several case studies such as the case of General Pinochet of Chile, the Balkans wars, and the latest war in Iraq. Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte (November For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. His views on the United States' atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan can be considered controversial. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks near the end of World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States at He considers the Hiroshima bomb was certainly justified, and that the second bomb on Nagasaki was most probably justified but might have been better if it was dropped outside a city. The Japanese city of ( is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshū, the largest of Japan 's ( is the Capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. His argument is that the bombs, while killing more than 100,000 civilians, were justified because they pushed Emperor Hirohito of Japan to surrender, thus saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of Allied forces, as well as Japanese soldiers and civilians. also known as, (April 29 1901 – January 7 1989 was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order reigning from December 25 1926 until his death For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. In general allies are people groups or nations that have joined together in an association for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose