How do we fix a turbulent world? Renowned legal luminary Geoffrey Robertson will unravel our global issues live on stage

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How do we fix a turbulent world? Renowned legal luminary Geoffrey Robertson will unravel our global issues live on stage

Geoffrey Robertson
Words by Coco Veldkamp

He has been a UN war crimes judge, defended hundreds of men facing death sentences in the Caribbean, provided counsel to a spectrum of high-profile cases from Mike Tyson to Julian Assange, mentored Amal Clooney, and helped to restore democracy to Fiji.

Now, Geoffrey Robertson is coming to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Geelong’s Costa Hall alongside a national tour with his live show “How Do We Fix a Turbulent World?”.

How Do We Fix a Turbulent World?

  • Thursday, 9 May 2024: Brisbane, BCEC – Great Hall
  • Friday, 10 May 2024: Geelong, Costa Hall
  • Thursday, 16 May 2024: Sydney, State Theatre
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024: Canberra, Canberra Theatre
  • Saturday, 25 May 2024: Melbourne, MCEC – Plenary
  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024: Newcastle, Civic Theatre
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024: Adelaide, AEC – Theatre
  • Friday, 31 May 2024: Perth, PCEC – Riverside Theatre

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

Insightful analysis, wit, and engagement

Renowned legal luminary Geoffrey Robertson is set to tackle the tumultuous state of the world in his latest stage show presented by Lateral Events. Scheduled to unfold across Australia in May 2024, the live event promises an evening of insightful analysis, wit, and engagement as Robertson delves into pressing global issues amidst a year marked by elections spanning 64 countries, including the USA and Russia. From the prospect of free and fair polls to the spectre of less democratic procedures, Robertson’s exploration will unravel the complexities of our contemporary socio-political landscape.

One of Australia’s leading minds

Robertson was born in Sydney in 1946 and attended the University of Sydney. He immediately excelled, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. With a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, he undertook their Bachelor of Civil Law. In 1973, he began as a legal barrister and started to cultivate his reputation by taking on a series of high-profile criminal trials including the Brighton hotel bombing and the ABC trial. In 1990, Robertson became a founding head of Doughty Street Chambers – the largest human rights practice in Europe today. In 1998, Robertson was appointed QC. He went on to champion numerous landmark cases promoting justice and civil liberties globally. Celebrated for his work in international law, Robertson later served as the President of the War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone and appeared as counsel in high-profile human rights cases. His prolific writing includes bestsellers such as “Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice.” A tireless advocate for free speech and equality, Robertson’s contributions to the legal field and human rights activism have left an indelible mark.

From landmark cases to the pursuit of justice

On the 25th of May, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will come alive with Robertson’s reflections on his storied career, from landmark cases to his relentless pursuit of justice. Alongside personal anecdotes, the audience can anticipate an earnest inquiry into the question: How Do We Fix a Turbulent World? Through his unmatched expertise and candid discourse, Robertson seeks not only to dissect the challenges we face but also to inspire meaningful dialogue and action towards a more just and equitable future.

Robertson’s upcoming live show promises to be a captivating evening for those interested in global affairs, human rights, and the intricacies of international law. Over two hours, Robertson will draw from his vast experiences to offer audiences unique insights into the complexities of our ever-changing contemporary world.

For more information and to get tickets to How Do We Fix a Turbulent World, click here.

This article was made in partnership with Lateral Events.