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Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands QC is professor of law at University College London. His book East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity was the winner of the Billie Gifford Prize for Non Fiction 2016 and was Amazon’s Non-fiction Book of the Year 2017.

He is author of Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules (Penguin and Viking, 2005, 2006), which inspired a stage play (Called to Account, Tricycle Theatre) and a television film (The Trial of Tony Blair, Channel 4). He writes regularly for the press and serves as a commentator for the BBC, CNN and other radio and television producers.  His film My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did premiered in April 2015 at the Tribecca Film Festival.

Sands lectures around the world and has taught at New York University and been a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, the University of Melbourne, and the Université de Paris I (Sorbonne). In 2003 he was appointed a Queen’s Counsel. He lives in London, England.

His next book, The Ratline, which tells the story of a Nazi on the run and his eventual death at the Vatican, will be published by Wiedenfeld & Nicholson in 2019. Prior to this, Philippe Sands has co-written a podcast of the same name for the BBC, which broadcast in October 2018.

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