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Philippe Sands

Autor/a de East West Street

14+ obres 1,722 Membres 46 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Philippe Sands was born in 1960 in London. He is a graduate of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, receiving his B.A. in 1982 and his LLM, first class honours in 1983. He finished his postgraduate studies at Cambridge and was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. He has held positions at mostra'n més numerous distinguished universities around the world. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985. He has written numerous academic and general nonfiction books, newspaper articles, book reviews, and more. His books include Lawless World, and Torture Team. In 2016, he won the Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction, for East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Philippe Sands. Photo courtesy of Chatham House.

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I Will Never See the World Again (2018) — Pròleg, algunes edicions128 exemplars
The Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister (2021) — Pròleg, algunes edicions18 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1960-10-17
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Educació
University of Cambridge (Corpus Christi College)
Harvard Law School
Professions
Professor of Laws
Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals
author
Organitzacions
University College London
Premis i honors
Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize (East West Street) [2017]
Baillie Gifford Prize (East West Street) [2016]
2015 Honorary Doctorate in law, University of Lincoln
2005 Elizabeth Haub Prize for contribution to environmental law
1999 Henri Rolin medal for contribution to international law
Biografia breu
Sands was born in London on 17 October 1960 to a British Jewish family. He read law at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge attaining an LLB B.A. in 1982 and going on to achieve a first class honours in the LLM M.A. course a year later. After completing his postgraduate studies at Cambridge, Sands spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Law School.

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FILBO | Apr 19, 2024 |
Informatives Buch über die Abspaltung des Chagos-Archipels, das eigentlich zu Mauritius gehört und in den 60er Jahren von UK in einem rechtswidrigen Akt abgespalten wurde.
 
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likos77 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Sep 28, 2023 |
Me ha gustado mucho, es una aventura apasionante entre la historia, los pensamientos y trabajos del historiador, los recuerdos familiares y la reflexión sobre el pasado. Es increíble cómo está cambiando la historiografía en estos años y tengo que decir que a mí me va mucho esta nueva forma microhistórica de abordar el estudio del pasado.

Creo que Calle Este-Oeste me gustó más, porque se centra en temas que me interesan más, como son la geografía política y su evolución o el derecho penal internacional, pero este libro es una pequeña joya sobre cómo la historia de una familia se engarza en la Historia con mayúscula. Se podría colocar bajo la advocación de una frase de Cercas, que se cita al final: «Es más importante entender a los verdugos que a las víctimas».

Creo que además este libro desbroza caminos poco explorados en la comprensión del pasado, basados en el relevo generacional y en la elaboración desde el interior. Todo eso además de ser una novela emocionante que entrecruza una docena de tramas y te va haciendo descubrir junto con el autor cómo fue la debacle nazi al final de la guerra mundial. Hay un momento en que adquiere tintes de novela policiaca que te hacen devorar páginas como si no hubiera un mañana. Y no es que eso se haya buscado voluntariamente, es que lo que se cuenta es así.
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aliciamartorell | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Sep 27, 2023 |
This unusual and complex project is the work of a professor of International Law. It is, perhaps mainly, an attempt to discuss the historical circumstances of the coming of the legal concepts of genocide and crimes against humanity, mostly by discussing the lives of the two men associated with these concepts, Raphael Lemkin and Hersch Lauterpacht, both originally from the town of Lemberg or Lviv in Galicia. These men’s lives were interrupted by the Nazis, and their concepts ultimately came to fruition at the Nuremberg trials, where what had happened to them and their families was partially distilled into these ideas, which were used to justify the execution of a handful of Nazi bigwigs. If that were all that this book was, I don’t think I would care for it very much. I am not an attorney, and although these concepts are obviously important to the author, I think they are not sufficiently explained in some logical legal context, and their discussion becomes tedious. After a while it just becomes an account of Lemkin’s and Lauterpacht’s maneuvers to get their idea used at the trial. But, the book is also several other things; it is a fascinating detective story describing the author’s search for facts about his own maternal grandfather’s life; it is a biography of Hans Frank, the Governor-General of the General Government (the part of occupied Poland that had not been absorbed by Germany), and a man intimately associated with the destruction of these men’s families; it is a behind the scenes view of what went on among the judges and prosecutors at Nuremberg; and, since the author leaves no stone unturned, it is also his captivating accounts of interviews with survivors and relatives of all of these people.… (més)
 
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markm2315 | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2023 |

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