Geoffrey Robertson QC
Geoffrey Robertson QC, a British barrister, has appeared as counsel in many landmark human rights cases. He has handled many death sentence appeals in the Privy Council, led the defense in the Matrix Churchill trial which exposed Irangate, and led the prosecution in proceedings against Hastings Banda; he defended dissidents detained by Lee Kuan Yew, and served as counsel to the Antiguan Royal Commission, which exposed the Medllin cartel. He was the first (and last) advocate permitted to appear in Mozambique’s Revolutionary Military Tribunal. In the 1980’s he conducted missions for Amnesty International to South Africa and Vietnam, and helped to defend the Charter signatories in Prague. Mr. Robertson is Head of Doughty Street Chambers, a Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Birkbeck College, and an executive member of Justice and a Master of the Middle Temple.