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Wednesday 22 May 2024 7.30pm

One of the world's great legal minds grapples with the state of Australia and the world today during a provocative, insightful, witty, engaging evening, live on stage across Australia, in May 2024. International human rights barrister and TV's Hypothetical presenter Geoffrey Robertson AO, KC, analyses current affairs during a year in which 49% of the world's population across 64 countries, including the USA and Russia, will go to the polls. Some polls will be free and fair; others may be less so. The new show will provide insight into Geoffrey Robertson's life and famous cases, insightful views on a wide range of topics, plus he will ask the question – 'How do we fix a turbulent world?' About Geoffrey Robertson Geoffrey Robertson AO KC is a barrister, author and one-time host of Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals on the ABC. He is the founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, now the largest human rights practice in Europe, where he has mentored Amal Clooney, Jen Robinson, Keir Starmer and others. Robertson was born and bred in Sydney. A Rhodes scholarship took him to England, where he is now based, and he holds dual citizenship. He is a Master of the Middle Temple and a visiting professor at the New College of Humanities. His autobiography, Rather His Own Man – In Courts with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers, was published by Penguin/Random House in 2018. Geoffrey Robertson's career has been marked by courage, determination and fierce independence, from his outspoken leadership of students in the 60s to his work fighting for the lives of death row inmates. He was involved in the prosecution of General Pinochet and Hastings Banda and the defence of Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson, Julian Assange and Lula (former president of Brazil). Among much else, he secured Yulia Tymoshenko's release from prison in Ukraine, exposed the Medellin Cartel's gunrunning in the Caribbean and helped restore democracy in Fiji. He is credited with changing how we think about human rights, notably through his book Crimes Against Humanity.

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Wednesday 22 May 2024
7.30pm

One of the world’s great legal minds grapples with the state of Australia and the world today during a provocative, insightful, witty, engaging evening, live on stage across Australia, in May 2024.

International human rights barrister and TV’s Hypothetical presenter Geoffrey Robertson AO, KC, analyses current affairs during a year in which 49% of the world’s population across 64 countries, including the USA and Russia, will go to the polls. Some polls will be free and fair; others may be less so.

The new show will provide insight into Geoffrey Robertson’s life and famous cases, insightful views on a wide range of topics, plus he will ask the question – ‘How do we fix a turbulent world?’

About Geoffrey Robertson
Geoffrey Robertson AO KC is a barrister, author and one-time host of Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals on the ABC. He is the founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, now the largest human rights practice in Europe, where he has mentored Amal Clooney, Jen Robinson, Keir Starmer and others.

Robertson was born and bred in Sydney. A Rhodes scholarship took him to England, where he is now based, and he holds dual citizenship. He is a Master of the Middle Temple and a visiting professor at the New College of Humanities. His autobiography, Rather His Own Man – In Courts with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers, was published by Penguin/Random House in 2018.

Geoffrey Robertson’s career has been marked by courage, determination and fierce independence, from his outspoken leadership of students in the 60s to his work fighting for the lives of death row inmates. He was involved in the prosecution of General Pinochet and Hastings Banda and the defence of Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson, Julian Assange and Lula (former president of Brazil). Among much else, he secured Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from prison in Ukraine, exposed the Medellin Cartel’s gunrunning in the Caribbean and helped restore democracy in Fiji. He is credited with changing how we think about human rights, notably through his book Crimes Against Humanity.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Lateral Events

CATEGORY:
Special Event / Other

DURATION:
Approximately 140 minutes, including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is not suitable for audiences aged 15 and under.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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