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  • Published: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742758213
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $42.99
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Mullahs Without Mercy

Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons




The book that proves why Iran cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons.

In Mullahs Without Mercy Geoffrey Robertson QC demonstrates, with chilling examples, why Iran cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons. This timely and authoritative book makes clear how international law must be deployed to stop Iran from developing a nuclear strike capability.

A dramatic account of how Iran's leaders have committed, without compunction, a series of crimes against humanity and a sinister campaign of targeted assassinations, Mullahs Without Mercy makes clear that the perpetrators remain in positions of power and are conspiring to commit a greater crime - the possession and use of nuclear weapons.

Using his unique access to the Boroumand Foundation files, Geoffrey Robertson makes the case that the consequences of a nuclear-armed Iran will be catastrophic for peace and justice for everyone. No scenario can avoid the serious risk that by design or even miscalculation, the bomb will be used and will trigger a regional, and possibly global, war.

  • Published: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742758213
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $42.99
Categories:

About the author

Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson QC has had a distinguished career as a trial counsel and human rights advocate. He has been a UN war crimes judge, a counsel in many notable Old Bailey trials, has defended hundreds of men facing death sentences in the Caribbean, and has won landmark rulings on civil liberty from the highest courts in Britain, Europe and the Commonwealth. He is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, a Master of the Middle Temple, and a visiting professor at the New College of Humanities in London.

His book Crimes Against Humanity has been an inspiration for the global justice movement, his other books include Freedom, the Individual and the Law, The Tyrannicide Brief, The Statute of Liberty, Dreaming Too Loud and the acclaimed memoir The Justice Game. He has made many television and radio programmes, notably Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals, and has won a Freedom of Information award for his writing and broadcasting. In 2011 he received the New York State Bar Association’s Award for ‘Distinction in International Law and Affairs’, and was Australian Humanitarian of the Year in 2014. In 2018 he was awarded an order of Australia (AO) for ‘his distinguished service to the law and the legal profession as an international human rights lawyer and advocate for global civil liberties’.

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Praise for Mullahs Without Mercy

In a beautifully argued book, the QC with a stellar track record on human rights suggests one solution would be for the United Nations to regulate the disarmament of existing nuclear stockpiles. And he wants the international Court of Justice to rule that using a nuclear weapon in any circumstance would be an international crime. Legal sanctions are all very well, but history shows you can’t legislate against madness. Read it and weep.

Frances Rand, South Coast Register, Nowra

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