Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. He appears before many international courts and tribunals, including the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. He is the author of Lawless World (2005) and Torture Team (2008) and several academic books on international law, and contributes to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, the Financial Times and The Guardian. His new book is East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide, won the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize (Spanish translation was published by Anagrama, October 2017). The book comes with a BBC Storyville film, My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did. He is a vice president of the Hay Festival and a member of the board of English PEN.
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