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Human Rights Lecture 2017

Published: 3 January 2017
Philippe Sands QC
Philippe Sands QC

You are cordially invited to the Human Rights Lecture 2017 to be given by Philippe Sands QC on Tuesday 10 January 2017 at 18.00hrs.

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

Venue: University of Southampton (details will be confirmed with joining instructions after booking)

RSVP by 5 January 2017

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

There will be refreshments served from 5:30pm and the lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

If you have any further questions or queries about this event please contact Tracy Storey on

This lecture is supported by Humanities, Business & Law and Amnesty International

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