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Philippe Sands talks to Razia Iqbal

The Last Colony: A Tale of Exile, Justice and Britain’s Colonial Legacy

Winter Weekend 2022, 

Offering a unique and vital contribution to the discussion around Britain’s colonial past, this is a powerful tale about the making of modern international law, one woman’s fight for justice and a personal journey that culminates with an historic ruling.

Deftly combining powerful storytelling with history and matters of law to unveil the devastating impact of Britain’s racist grip on its last colony in Africa, this is the story of the struggle for justice in the face of a relenting crime against humanity.

The author is Professor of Law at University College London and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. He was involved in important international cases including Pinochet, Congo, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Iraq, Guantanamo and the Rohingya. His books include Lawless, Torture Team, East West Street, which won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction, and The Ratline. He is President of English PEN.

In conversation with BBC broadcaster Razia Iqbal.

Philippe Sands talks to Razia Iqbal