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Geoffrey Robertson is a leading human rights lawyer and a UN war-crimes judge who has won landmark rulings on civil liberties from the highest courts in Britain, Europe, and the British Commonwealth. He was involved in the cases against General Pinochet and Hastings Banda and in the training of judges for the trial of Saddam Hussein. Robertson is the author of Crimes Against Humanity, which has been an inspiration for the global justice movement. Born in Australia, he now lives in London.

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The Tyrannicide Brief
The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold
Written by Geoffrey Robertson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.95

Charles I waged civil wars that cost one in ten Englishmen their lives. But in 1649 Parliament was hard put to find a lawyer with the skill and daring to prosecute a king who claimed to be above the law. In the end, they chose the radical lawyer John Cooke, whose... Read more >
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The Tyrannicide Brief
The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold
Written by Geoffrey Robertson


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

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