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Philippe Sands in Conversation with Razia Iqbal

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Time: 18:00
(Registration from 17:30)
Event followed by a reception

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

Professor Philippe Sands QC is a Franco-British lawyer at Matrix Chambers, and Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London. A specialist in international law, he appears as counsel and advocate before many international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of Sea, the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Court. Sands serves on the panel of arbitrators at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

He is the author of sixteen books on international law, including Lawless World (2005) and Torture Team (2008). His latest book East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, was published in May 2016, and was awarded the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.

Razia Iqbal is a BBC News journalist. She presents Newshour, the daily flagship current affairs programme on the BBC World Service and The World Tonight on Radio 4. As well as Witness, the history programme on the News Channel. She was the BBC Arts correspondent for a decade, on both radio and TV. And has worked in Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Most recently, she has covered the 2016 Presidential elections in the US; the elections in Germany and Turkey.

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