When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the western Ukrainian 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 trial. Part historical detective story, part family history, Sands guides us through some interconnected stories on the development of international law and the inclusion of the terms 'crimes against humanity' (Lauterpacht) and 'genocide' (Lemkin) in the judgement at Nuremberg.
Professor Philippe Sand gives a lecture in which he will present his most recent book East West Street. The book is winner of the Baillie Gifford (Samuel Johnson) Prize for Non-Fiction.
Ort: Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, Mittelweg 36, 20148 Hamburg
Beginn: 18 Uhr
Eine Kooperation mit dem Centre for Globalisation and Governance (CGG) der Universität Hamburg.