Lateral Events Presents
Geoffrey Robertson QC
It’s No Longer Hypothetical
Post Truth Brexit Trump Royal Family Stolen History
Lateral Events is proud to announce Geoffrey Robertson AO QC – International human rights barrister, academic, author, academic, broadcaster and one of the world’s great minds is coming home to challenge fellow Australians and to explain what is happening in and to the world.
19 May Sydney State Theatre
20 May Melbourne Melbourne Town Hall
21 May Brisbane Concert Hall, QPAC
23 May Canberra Royal Theatre, ACC
26 May Adelaide Festival Theatre
28 May Perth Perth Concert Hall
Geoffrey Robertson will take to the stage in an evening of thought and analysis as he discusses some of the of the big issues of our time. He will discuss Brexit and Trump in a post-truth era and calls for Australia’s constitutional regeneration after the bushfires. He will explain what is really happening to the royal family and to Julian Assange, how fake news distorts democracy and why the rich will inherit the earth.
This show will provide an insight into Geoffrey Robertson’s life and famous cases, and his current crusade to restore cultural property to the people – including Australian aboriginals – from whom it has been stolen.
About Geoffrey Robertson:
Geoffrey Robertson AO QC is a barrister, author and one-time host of “Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals” on the ABC. He is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers; now the largest human rights practice in Europe; where he has been mentor to 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.
From his outspoken leadership of students in the 60s to his work fighting for the lives of death row inmates, GR’s career has been marked by courage, determination and fierce independence. He was involved in the prosecution of General Pinochet and Hastings Banda and in 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 gun-running in the Caribbean and helped restore democracy in Fiji. He is credited with changing the way we think about human rights, notably through his book “Crimes Against Humanity”.
Tickets on sale from 24th February via www.lateralevents.com
19 May Sydney State Theatre ticketmaster
20 May Melbourne Melbourne Town Hall ticketmaster
21 May Brisbane QPAC Concert Hall QPAC
23 May Canberra Royal Theatre, NCCC ticketek
26 May Adelaide Festival Theatre Bass
28 May Perth Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall