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5 December 2018, 18:15-19:45

The Individual and the Group: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention at 70

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A Public Lecture by Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law at University College London

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. He has acted as Counsel before many international courts and tribunals, including the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice, and sits as an arbitrator at ICSID, the PCA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

He is the author of East-West Street (2016), for which he received the European Book Price this year. He has also contributed to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Financial Times and The Guardian.

This public lecture, co-organized with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, will close the public symposium on ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Historical and Juridical Perspectives’. It will be moderated by  Paola Gaeta, Professor of International Law at the the Graduate Institute.

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The Individual and the Group: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Genocide Convention at 70

This public lecture by Professor Philippe Sands, which closed the public symposium on ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Historical and Juridical Perspectives’, examined, from the Nuremberg Trials until now, the development of international law.

 

 

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Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix (chemin Eugène-Rigot), Geneva

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Tram 15, Direction Nations - tram stop Maison de la Paix

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