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An evening in conversation with Philippe Sands QC

Friday 30 November 2012, 7.30pm
at Friends House, Cedar Road, Sutton SM2 5DA

Hosted by Sutton for Peace and Justice.

This is your opportunity to come and hear the renowned Philippe Sands QC in conversation talking about human rights and international law, ask questions and join the debate.

If you wish to attend, please reserve a place by email to mike@mikecoopermcc.co.uk or text message to 07740 594496.

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London. He is a practising barrister and co-founder of Matrix Chambers.

He appears regularly before English and international courts. His cases include ex parte Augusto Pinochet (House of Lords, counsel for Human Rights Watch), A & Others (Belmarsh detention case and admissibility of torture evidence case, both House of Lords) and Democratic Republic of Congo v Uganda (ICJ, counsel for DRC).

He has published a number of academic books, including Principles of International Environmental Law (2003), From Nuremberg to The Hague (2003), Bowett’s Law of International Institutions (2001) and Butterworths Manual of International Courts and Tribunals (1999).

He is author of Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values (2008) and Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules (2005, 2006), which inspired a stage play (Called to Account, Tricycle Theatre) and a television film (The Trial of Tony Blair, Channel 4). He regularly writes for the press and serves as a commentator for the BBC, CNN and other radio and television producers.


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