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Discussing Peter Greste case, Geoffrey Robertson adamant that Australia “should be making more use of international legal avenues”

Peter Greste (left) and his colleagues Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed listen to the verdict from inside the defendants' cage. Photo: AFP
Peter Greste (left) and his colleagues Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed listen to the verdict from inside the defendants’ cage. Photo: AFP

Discussing the Peter Greste case, Geoffrey Robertson QC, a leading human rights lawyer who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, states:

“After Australia’s success against Japan in the whaling case, we should be making more use of international legal avenues, and this is the only way in a world forum that Peter could be vindicated.”

Geoffrey Robertson QC

Geoffrey Robertson QC

Geoffrey Robertson calls on Australian government to fight for Peter Greste at The Hague

Peter Greste (left) and his colleagues Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed listen to the verdict from inside the defendants' cage. Photo: AFP

Peter Greste (left) and his colleagues Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed listen to the verdict from inside the defendants’ cage. Photo: AFP

Geoffrey Robertson QC, a leading human rights lawyer who is a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, says the sentence handed down to Peter Greste is “an outrage and a blatant breach of the international guarantee of freedom of speech”.

Geoffrey Robertson QC

Geoffrey Robertson QC