Geoffrey Robertson

Crimes Against Humanity
  • Crimes Against Humanity

  • In this new edition of Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice, Geoffrey Robertson QC explains why we must hold political and military leaders accountable for genocide, torture and mass murder.

    He shows how human rights standards can be enforced against cruel governments, armies and multi-national corporations. This seminal work now contains a critical perspective on recent events, such as the invasion of Iraq, the abuses at Abu Ghraib, the killings in Darfur, the death of Milosevic and the trial of Saddam Hussein.

    Cautiously optimistic about ending impunity, but unsparingly critical of diplomats, politicians, Bush lawyers and others who evade international rules, this book will provide further guidance to a movement which aims to make justice predominant in world affairs.

    'A beacon of clear-sighted commitment to the humanitarian cause ... impassioned ... exemplary ... seminal' <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;Observer

    'States are the biggest bullies in the world. In this book, Geoffrey Robertson shows how they can be tamed' <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;Mail on Sunday

    'A devastating critique of the inadequate response of the international community to violations of basic freedoms ... a formidable achievement' <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;Evening Standard

    'His arguments are exceptionally clear ... simple and lucid prose' <br />&nbsp;&nbsp;Sunday Telegraph

    Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the largest human rights practice in the UK. In 2008, he was appointed as a distinguished jurist member of the UN Justice Council. His books include Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice, a memoir, The Justice Game, The Case of the Pope and The Tyrannicide Brief, an award winning study of the trial of Charles I.

Geoffrey Robertson QC is a leading human rights lawyer and a UN war-crimes judge. He has been 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 was involved in cases against General Pinochet and Hastings Banda, and in the training of judges who tried Saddam Hussein. His book Crimes against Humanity has been an inspiration for the global justice movement, and he is the author of an acclaimed memoir, The Justice Game, and the textbook Media Law. He is married to Kathy Lette. Mr Robertson is Head of Doughty Street Chambers, a Master of the Middle Temple, a Recorder and visiting professor at Queen Mary College, University of London.