In this fourth edition of the book that has inspired the global justice movement, 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 changes in Egypt, Syria and Libya.
Cautiously optimistic about ending impunity, but unsparingly critical of diplomats, politicians, 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' Observer
'States are the biggest bullies in the world. In this book, Geoffrey Robertson shows how they can be tamed' Mail on Sunday
'A devastating critique of the inadequate response of the international community to violations of basic freedoms . . . a formidable achievement' Evening Standard
'His arguments are exceptionally clear . . . simple and lucid prose' Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Geoffrey Robertson QC has appeared as counsel in landmark human rights cases in British, International and Commonwealth courts. He is Head of Doughty Street Chambers and Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Birkbeck College. His other books include FREEDOM, THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE LAW and MEDIA LAW (both in Penguin) and his memoir, THE JUSTICE GAME, was published in 1998. He lives in London.
His arguments are exceptionally clear and comprehensible, and legal complexities are rendered into simple and lucid prose * Sunday Telegraph *
Number Of Pages: 966
Published: 25th October 2012
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 4.5
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 4