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Robertson, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 146 works in 498 publications in 3 languages and 7,044 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Anecdotes  Documentary films  Genealogy  Records and correspondence  Case studies  Television series  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: KZ7145, 323.0904
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Robertson
Crimes against humanity : the struggle for global justice by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

79 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geoffrey Robertson QC tells the dramatic story of how the human-rights idea has come to dominate world politics, culminating in the decision to bomb Serbia for its crimes against humanity. Identifying a shift from diplomacy to law as the crucial post-Cold War development, Robertson reveals what else we can expect from the demand for global justice."--Jacket
The tyrannicide brief by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Cooke was a plebeian, son of a poor Leicestershire farmer. His puritan conscience, political vision and love of civil liberty gave him the courage to bring the King's trail to its dramatic conclusion: the English republic. Cromwell appointed him as a reforming Chief Justice in Ireland, but in 1660 he was dragged back to the Old Bailey, tried and brutally executed." "Geoffrey Robertson, the internationally renowned human rights lawyer, provides a new reading of the tumultuous Civil War years, exposing long-hidden truths: that the King was guilty as charged; that his execution was necessary to establish the sovereignty of Parliament; that the regicide trials were rigged and their victims should be seen as national heroes." "John Cooke was the bravest of barristers, who risked his own life to make tyranny a crime. He originated the right to silence, the 'cab rank' rule of advocacy and the duty to act free-of-charge for the poor. He conducted the first trial of a Head of State for waging war on his own people - a forerunner of the prosecutions of Pinochet, Milosevic and Saddam Hussein, and a lasting inspiration to the modern world."--Jacket
Media law by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

44 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition gives an overview of the disparate laws that impinge upon journalists' and broadcasters' freedom to publish. It analyses case law and statutory law such as the Human Rights Act
Obscenity : an account of censorship laws and their enforcement in England and Wales by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom, the individual and the law by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VETTING AND PURGING
Media law : the rights of journalists and broadcasters by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blasphemy, indecency and race hatred, Confidence, Copyright
The case of the Pope : Vatican accountability for human rights abuse by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and French and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE CASE OF THE POPE delivers a devastating indictment of the way the Vatican has run a secret legal system that shields paedophile priests from criminal trial around the world. Is the Pope morally or legally responsible for the negligence that has allowed so many terrible crimes to go unpunished? Should he and his seat of power, the Holy See, continue to enjoy an immunity that places them above the law? Geoffrey Robertson QC, a distinguished human rights lawyer and judge, evinces a deep respect for the good works of Catholics and their church. But, he argues, unless Pope Benedict XVI can divest himself of the beguilements of statehood and devotion to obsolescent canon law, the Vatican will remain a serious enemy to the advance of human rights. -- Back cover
The Putney debates : the Levellers( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of dramatic debates with Oliver Cromwell in Civil War England of 1647, the Levellers argued for democracy for the first time in British history. Geoffrey Robertson QC, bestselling author and leading human rights lawyer, introduces this record of the debate and other Leveller writings, tracing their thrilling story so that their words may inspire again."--Jacket
An inconvenient genocide : who remembers the Armenians? by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most controversial issue left over from the First World War - was there an Armenian Genocide? - comes to a head on 24 April 2015, when Armenians throughout the world commemorate the centenary of the murder of 1.5 million - over half - of their people, at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish government. Turkey continues to deny it ever happened - or if it did, that the killings were justified. This has become a vital international issue. Twenty national parliaments have voted to recognise the genocide, but Britain equivocates and President Obama is torn between Congress, which wants recognition, and the US military, afraid of alienating an important NATO ally. In Australia three state governments have recognised the genocide (despite threats to ban their MPs from Gallipoli), but the Abbott government has told the Turks that Australia does not. Geoffrey Robertson QC despises this mendacity. His book proves beyond reasonable doubt that the horrific events of 1915 - witnessed by Australian POWs - constituted the crime against humanity that is known today as genocide. In this book he explains how democratic countries can combat genocide denial without denying free speech, and makes a major contribution to understanding and preventing this worst of all crimes. His renowned powers of advocacy are on full display, as he condemns all those - from Sri Lanka to the Sudan, from Old Anatolia to modern Gaza - who try to justify the mass murder of children and civilians in the name of military necessity
People against the press : an enquiry into the Press Council by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mullahs without mercy : human rights and nuclear weapons by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mullahs Without Mercy Geoffrey Robertson QC demonstrates, with chilling examples, why Iran cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons. This timely and authoritative book makes clear how international law must be deployed to stop Iran from developing a nuclear strike capability
Stephen Ward was innocent, ok : the case for overturning his conviction by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of '61 John Profumo, Minister for War, enjoyed a brief affair with Christine Keeler...Late in the afternoon of Wednesday 31 July 1963, Dr Stephen Ward was convicted at the Old Bailey on two counts alleging that he lived on the earnings of a prostitute. He was not in the dock but comatose in hospital. The previous night he had attempted suicide, because (as he said in a note) 'after Marshall's [the judge's] summing up, I've given up all hope'. He died on Saturday 3 August, without regaining consciousness. Many observers of the proceedings thought the convictions did not reflect the evidence and that the trial was unfair, and this book will show that it breached basic standards of justice. Geoffrey Robertson brings his forensic skills and a deeply felt sense of injustice to the case at the heart of the Profumo affair, the notorious scandal that brought down a government
The statute of liberty : how Australians can take back their rights by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media law : the rights of journalists and broadcasters by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time for change : Australia in the 21st century by Tim Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 inspirational, provocative and insightful essays by prominent Australians on a wide range of topics including the environment, the refugee issue, higher education reform, environmental sustainability and an Australian bill of rights
Reluctant Judas : the life and death of the Special Branch informer, Kenneth Lennon by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who do you think you are?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating series delves into the family history of celebrities, tracing their ancestry and revealing secrets from their pasts and gives viewers the tools to dig into their own pasts."--Website
Free Peter Greste : emails and letters of support( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose conspiracy? by Geoffrey Robertson( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does Dracula have AIDS? & other Geoffrey Robertson hypotheticals( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Crimes against humanity : the struggle for global justice
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Robertson advocaat uit Australië

Geoffrey Robertson Australian lawyer

Geoffrey Robertson avocat

Robertson, G. R. 1946-

Robertson, G. R. (Geoffrey Ronald), 1946-

Robertson, Geoff.

Robertson, Geoffrey 1946-

Robertson, Geoffrey Ronald 1946-

Джеффри Робертсон

Languages
English (295)

Chinese (1)

French (1)

Covers
The tyrannicide briefMedia lawFreedom, the individual and the lawThe case of the Pope : Vatican accountability for human rights abuseThe Putney debates : the LevellersThe statute of liberty : how Australians can take back their rightsTime for change : Australia in the 21st century