By the time Geoffrey Robertson QC makes his return to Sydney Opera House Dec 16, he will have acted as advisor to the legal team of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for two years. Currently facing allegations of rape, sexual assault and rumours of a Swedish handover to the US, Assange has sought asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since August.
A prime example of Robertson’s reputation for high profile cases that reflect issues in freedom of speech, civil liberties and human rights, we feel the following excerpt perfectly encapsulates his contribution to international law – written as an undergrad, 1970 no less…
The lawyer, as chief manipulator of the legal process, has the continuing responsibility for narrowing recognised gaps between the laws and social needs.
Grab a free download of Geoffrey Robertson breaking down Assange’s political situation, and check out fellow FODI alumni Julian Assange speaking via video link in 2011.