Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands is Professor of Law at University College London and a barrister at Matrix Chambers. His book ‘East West Street’ won the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize and the 2018 Prix Montaigne. His new book, ‘The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive’, was published in April 2020.


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Humanity and catastrophe

Authors probing history’s silences for justice’s sake

Guilty secrets hide culpability. And, when the responsibility for crimes against humanity lies shamefully buried, injustice prevails. Authors Serhii Plokhy and Philippe Sands discuss their approaches to uncovering the truth behind Nazi and Soviet war crimes and the Chernobyl disaster.