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    Geoffrey Robertson Q.C will be giving the inaugural Christopher Hitchens Memorial Lecture at the 2012 Global Atheist Convention.



    Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. is head of Doughty Street Chambers, the UK's largest human rights practice, a Master of the Middle Temple, and serves as a 'distinguished jurist member' of the UN's Justice Council. He was the first President of the the UN War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone, and has delivered ground-breaking judgements on the illegality of recruiting child soldiers and the invalidity of amnesties for crimes against humanity. He has argued many landmark civil liberties cases and has acted against General Pinochet and Hastings Banda and for Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson and Julian Assange. His recent book "The Case of The Pope" has been translated into many languages. He is author of "The Justice Game" (a memoir), The Tyrannicide Brief and "Crimes Against Humanity". In 2011 he received The New York Bar Award Award for Distinction in International Law and Affairs.

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    You are the organising committee to end all organising committees.

    I love the word Inaugural in that title.
    It's a very interesting thing, losing one's religion. It's like a revolution for one. --Jimmy Carr

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    Wish I was going

    I strongly recommend his 2010 book "The Case Of The Pope"

    Available for $AU6.59 (free p&h)

    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/sear...&search=search

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    Quote The Irreverent Mr Black said View Post
    This is wonderful beyond expectation!

    The learned Robertson has been a hero of mine for longer than I've been an atheist.
    Same here
    Robert A. Heinlein: Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.

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    Wow!
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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    Brilliant! Started watching "Hypothetical" in the late '80s and loved it. Only later found out he was more than an entertainer and read "case for the pope" not long after it came out. Great pick you committee types
    "Here kitty, kitty, kitty ..." Erwin Schrodinger

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    That is absolutely brilliant.

    Well done to all involved. You continue to amaze.
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    Holy snapping duck shit! I love Geoffrey! This has made my day. Can't wait!!! The GAC committee is awesome!


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    We are the daughters of the witches they weren't able to burn.

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    Quote crocoduck said View Post
    You are the organising committee to end all organising committees.
    This again
    Chilax and enjoy

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    Holy sodding hell.


    I love this guy. I mean, really seriously in awe.

    I have to go sit down and breathe into a paper bag.

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