Mullahs Without Mercy Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons
|Author:||Geoffrey Robertson, QC|
Geoffrey Robertson QC explains how to avoid war in the Middle East and a catastrophic nuclear disaster. - What is worse: Iran getting the bomb or America bombing Iran? - Will our children ever live in a world without nuclear weapons? - Can states that mass-murder their own people be trusted with a weapon that mass-murders? - Will a nuclear explosion change the climate before climate change does? In Mullahs Without Mercy, Geoffrey Robertson explores these and other awesome questions that arise from Iran's potential for acquiring the bomb. The scramble for nuclear weapons by brutal or unstable regimes poses the clearest present danger to the peace and the climate of the world. This ground-breaking book exposes Iran's crimes against prisoners and dissidents, perpetrated by the very same mullahs who may soon have their fingers on nuclear triggers. But it argues that America has no legal right to attack, as Israel - hypocritically hiding its own nuclear arsenal - demands. In this vividly written and authoritative book, one of our highest-profile legal minds shows how the mushroom cloud hovering over the Middle East might yet have a silver lining - forcing the world to reassert the rule of international law, which could lead to the elimination of a weapon with the power to destroy us all.
Geoffrey Robertson is familiar from HYPOTHETICALS, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, THE JUSTICE GAME and THE TYRANNICIDE BRIEF. He is recognised as one of the world's leading human rights lawyers and he played a major part in the enactment of the British Bill of Rights. He has been credited with saving more than a thousand lives in obtaining landmark judgments from the Privy Council over death sentences in the Commonwealth. He was involved in the prosecutions of General Pinochet and Hastings Banda, and earlier this year he was appointed by the UN Secretary General as a 'distinguished jurist' member of their Internal Justice Council. He has defended John Stonehouse, Cynthia Payne, Salman Rushdie, Kate Adie, Arthur Scargill, Gay News, 'The Romans of Britain', Niggaz with Attitude', and a pair of foetal earrings.