Buxton International Festival

Geoffrey Robertson KC

The Trial of Vladimir Putin, 12:30pm Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Geoffrey Robertson KC has a distinguished career as a trial and appellate counsel in Britain and in international courts.

He has served as a UN appeal judge and was the first president of its war crimes court in Sierra Leone. He is also founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers, Europe’s largest human rights practice.

Geoffrey examines how Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine in effect destroys the purpose of the United Nations by exposing the fatal flaw in its 1945 Charter: that all five permanent UN members have a veto on any Security Council action. He explores the difficulties of bringing Putin to trial and why the popular campaign for a court to try him in absentia would not work. Must any future peace agreement include an amnesty for Putin (though, that amnesty would not be valid in international law)?

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  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12



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