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University of Sanctuary Inaugural Lecture

04.03.2019
University of Sanctuary Inaugural Lecture

On the 21 February 2109, the UL University of Sanctuary Inaugural Lecture, which was organised by Dr Mairead Moriarty and Eamonn Cregan, was delivered by Professor  Philippe Sands. Professor Shane Kilcommins delivered the introduction to this lecture. The lecture was entitled East West Street: on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity. In this lecture Professor Sands QC explores how personal lives and history are interwoven. Drawing from his prize-winning book - part historical detective story, part family history, part legal thriller, winner of the 2016 Ballie Gifford (Samuel Johnson) Prize – he explains the connections between his work on 'crimes against humanity' and 'genocide', the events that overwhelmed his refugee family during the Second World War, and an untold story at the heart of the Nuremberg Trial