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The University of Southampton

Human Rights Lecture 2017 Event

Philippe Sands
10 January 2017
Building 32 (Triple E) Lecture Theatre, Highfield Campus University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ

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Event details

This lecture is supported by Humanities, Business & Law and Amnesty International. This is the sixth annual Human Rights Lecture and this year our speaker is Philippe Sands QC.

'East West Street: Reflections on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity'

Philippe Sands QC is a Franco-British lawyer, and Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College, London. He is the author of sixteen books on international law and his most recent publication East West Street has recently been awarded the 2016 Baille Gifford (Samuel Johnson) Prize. In this year's Human Rights Lecture our speaker will be talking about his experience of writing his book East West Street, part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller. In the book we are guided between past and present as several interconnected stories unfold in parallel.

This lecture will be chaired by the Dean of Humanities and Professor of Medieval History, Professor Anne Curry.

We will be joined by October Books at this year's event who will be selling East West Street and there will be a brief signing sessions after the lecture.

There will also be an end of lecture collection for Amnesty International.

Event information

RSVP by 5 January 2017

This event is free however you must register to attend and receive joining instructions. This is a very popular lecture so please ensure you register soon to avoid disappointment. To register follow this link.

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