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Munir Memorial lecture

9 November, 2010
Munir Memorial lecture

Leading international human rights lawyer and author of Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice, Geoffrey Robertson QC, was the keynote speaker at a lecture at The College of Law in London on 9 November 2010 in memory of Indonesia's foremost human rights activist. Video recordings of the event, alongside a write up of the speeches can be found here.

International Lawyers Defending Human Rights:
Developments in Southeast Asia

9 November 2010, The College of Law, London Moorgate


When human rights defenders are murdered with impunity and the state fails to bring the perpetrators to justice, what can be done to ensure accountability and improve the protection of those most at risk? What support can be provided by international lawyers? What is the role of regional mechanisms, international tribunals and universal jurisdiction procedures? These issues and more will be explored in this lecture in memory of Indonesia’s foremost human rights defender, Munir Said Thalib, who was poisoned in September 2004 while on a flight to the Netherlands to start a masters degree course in law at the University of Utrecht.

Geoffrey Robertson QC
Rafendi Djamin, ASEAN Human Rights Commission

Suciwati, widow of Munir

The College of Law, London Moorgate, 2 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8HQ

6:00-6:30pm Arrival and registration
6:45pm Lecture, followed by questions and discussion
8:45pm Drinks and refreshments
9:30pm End of event

Pre-registration is not required, however to guarantee a place please email

Organised by TAPOL and supported by the Law and Justice Forum of the College of Law and Article 19