East West Street: Personal Stories of International Crime
Free Public Lecture
The David P. Derham Theatre
Level 1, Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street, Carlton
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Human rights lawyer and writer Philippe Sands QC explores how personal lives and history are interwoven. Drawing from his new book – part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller, winner of the 2016 Ballie Gifford (Samuel Johnson) Prize – he explains the connections between his work on 'crimes against humanity' and 'genocide', the events that overwhelmed his family during the Second World War, and an untold story at the heart of the Nuremberg Trial.
This event is presented in conjunction with Arts Centre Melbourne
Philippe Sands, Professor of Law
Professor of Law
University College London
Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a barrister and arbitrator at Matrix Chambers. He is the author of Lawless World (2005) and Torture Team (2008), of academic books on international law, and contributes to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, the Financial Times and The Guardian. His latest book is East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide (Alfred Knopf/Weidenfeld & Nicolson), winner of the 2016 Baillie Gifford (Samuel Johnson) Prize and 2017 British Book Awards NonFiction Book of the Year. It is accompanied by a BBC Storyville film, My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did. He is now writing the sequel. He is a vice president of the Hay Festival and a member of the board of English PEN