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Ending Impunity: the struggle for global justice

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Geoffrey Robertson QC
Geoffrey Robertson QC

Date: 21 November 2011Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 21 November 2011Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Talk

The School of Oriental and African Studies School of Law and the London Transitional Justice Network, with the support of the Human Rights Consortium of the School of Advanced Studies are pleased to announce this public lecture by Geoffrey Robertson QC.

Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the UK’s largest human rights practice.  He is a ‘distinguished jurist’ member of the UN’s Justice Council, and was the first president of its war crimes court in Sierra Leone where he delivered ground-breaking judgments on the illegality of recruiting child soldiers and the invalidity of amnesties for crimes against humanity.  He was active in the prosecution of General Pinochet and Hastings Banda, and the defence of Salman Rushdie and Julian Assange.  His books include “Crimes Against Humanity” (Penguin), “The Justice Game” (Vintage) and “The Case of The Pope – Vatican Accountability for Human rights Abuses”. (A Penguin Special).

The talk will be introduced by Professor Mashood Baderin, Head of the School of Law at SOAS, and chaired by Professor Chandra Lekha Sriram.

Ending Impunity: the struggle for global justice, Geoffrey Robertson QC

Organiser: Professor Chandra Lekha Sriram

Contact email: soasevents@soas.ac.uk