Geoffrey Robertson QC has had a distinguished career as a trial counsel and human rights advocate. He has been a United Nations 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 joint head of Doughty Street Chambers, the largest human rights practice in Europe, 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 programs, 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. In 2018 he was awarded an order of Australia (AO) for “his distinguished service to the law and the legal profession as an international human rights lawyer and advocate for global civil liberties.”