A Public Lecture by Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law at University College London
Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. He has acted as Counsel before many international courts and tribunals, including the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice, and sits as an arbitrator at ICSID, the PCA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
He is the author of East-West Street (2016), for which he received the European Book Price this year. He has also contributed to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Financial Times and The Guardian.
This public lecture, co-organized with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, will close the public symposium on ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Historical and Juridical Perspectives’. It will be moderated by Paola Gaeta, Professor of International Law at the the Graduate Institute.
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