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'Thinking about genocide' - a lecture by Philippe Sands QC

When Sep 23, 2016
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where McCrum Theatre, Corpus Christi College
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'Thinking about Genocide'

On Friday 23 September 2016, Philippe Sands QC, (Corpus 1979), asks whether it was useful to invent the crime of ‘genocide’, which addresses the destruction of groups, as opposed to the protection of individuals implied by the parallel concept of ‘crimes against humanity’. The issue arises in the context of his new book, East west street: on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity, which explores the lives and personal stories of three men involved in the Nuremberg Trial.
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'Thinking about genocide' - a lecture by Philippe Sands QC 

Location

McCrum Lecture Theatre
Eagle Yard
Bene’t’ Street
Cambridge
CB2 1RH
United Kingdom

About the speaker

Philippe Sands QC was a student at Corpus Christi College Cambridge and is Professor of Law at University College London, and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. He is the author of Lawless World (2005) and Torture Team (2008), has written several academic books on international law, and is an occasional contributor to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, the Financial Times and The Guardian. His new book East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide is published in May 2016 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), along with a prizewinning film - My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did – which was released in November 2015.  He is a vice president of the Hay Festival.

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