Invitation to the 7th Annual Distinguished Lecture of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC


Invitation to

The 7th Annual Distinguished lecture of the centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC 

to be delivered by

Philippe Sands QC

Professor of Law, Member of Matrix Chambers and Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London

 “The Origin of International Crime:

 A Personal History”

Chair: Joe Noonan, Solicitor, Noonan Linehan Carroll Coffey Solicitors

Wednesday February 13th, 2013

in the Aula Maxima, UCC

6.00 to 7.30 pm

Admission Free: Advance booking is not necessary

All Welcome

For queries, telephone: 021 – 490 3414 or email

1.5 Hours General CPD

Certificate of Attendance will be issued





Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London. He is a member of Matrix Chambers. As a practicing barrister, Professor Sands has extensive experience litigating cases before the English courts and the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and the European Court of Justice. He frequently advises governments, international organisations, NGOs and the private sector on aspects of international law.


Professor Sands many publications include: Torture Team: Cruelty, Deception and the Compromise of Law (Penguin, May 2008); Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules (Penguin, 2005); From Nuremberg to The Hague: The Future of International Criminal Justice, Cambridge University Press, 2003 (editor). He also contributes regularly to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair and The Guardian.


Professor Sands co-directs the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT) at London University and New York University. He has served as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. In 2011 he was appointed by the UK government as a member of the Commission on a Bill of Rights.


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