An Evening With Geoffrey Robertson will give audiences the unique chance to glimpse inside the mind of one of the world’s leading and celebrated human rights lawyers.
For one night at the City Recital Hall on March 26, Mr Robertson will reflect on his numerous high-profile and sometimes controversial cases, throughout his fifty year career as a lawyer, distinguished author and broadcaster.
Born in Sydney, Mr Robertson was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford university, where he went on to found and head Doughty Street Chambers, Europe’s largest human rights practice. His impressive list of work has included fighting for lives on death row, shaping public debate at The Vatican and defending Australia’s highest profile fugitive, Julian Assange.
During his public appearances, Mr Robertson is well-known for his wit, eloquence and speaking openly and passionately about human rights. An Evening With Geoffrey Robertson comes on the back of his latest memoir, Rather His Own Man, which chronicles the journey from his days at High School, to momentous legal battles in the UK Supreme Court, European Court of Human Rights and the appeal courts of Trinidad and Mauritius.
His memoir documents everything from his genocide cases with Amal Clooney, his relationship with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to defending Mike Tyson and Salman Rushdie. It will also touch on his former marriage to celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and his current life with Puberty Blues author, Kathy Lette.
Mar 26. City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Pl, Sydney. $25-$45+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.cityrecitalhall.com
By Georgia Fullerton