Philippe Sands


Philippe Sands is Professor of Law at UCL, London. His last book was Torture Team: Cruelty, Deception and the Compromise of Law. He is writing a book on the making of modern international law.

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Philippe Sands discusses his new book with Julia Neuberger.

Monday, 23 May 2016
When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukranian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take him halfway around the world in an exploration of the origins of international law and the pursuit of his own secret family history, beginning and ending with the last day of the Nuremberg Trials. This is a uniquely personal book – part historical detective story, part family history and part legal thriller. 
Sunday, 21 February 2016

Ingrid Carlberg, winner of the prestigious August Prize for her seminal biography, Raoul Wallenberg, is joined by Philippe Sands and Henry Goodman to explore the extraordinary life and unique contribution of Sweden’s Special Envoy to Budapest in 1944. Wallenberg’s heroism and ingenuity at the height of the Holocaust saved countless lives while ultimately costing him his own.


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Nicholas Winton, regarded as Britain’s Schindler, was a young stockbroker in 1938 when he masterminded an operation to rescue 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. His daughter Barbara Winton shares with Philippe Sands the motivations that led her father to undertake such a dangerous quest and the difference that even one person can make to combat the forces of evil.

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