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Philippe Sands wins the 2016 Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction

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Prof. Philippe Sands QC

Philippe Sands has been awarded the Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction for ‘East West Street’, his account of the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity. Formerly known as The Samuel Johnson Prize, the Baillie Gifford prize is the most prestigious non-fiction prize in the UK and is open to authors of any nationality. Philippe is a professor of law at University College London and is also a member of Matrix. Philippe’s practice in general international law covers a wide range of subjects, including maritime boundary disputes, international claims relating to natural resources and the environment, and human rights and international criminal law matters, including genocide and crimes against humanity. He sits regularly as arbitrator in ICSID and other investment disputes, and on the Court of Arbitration for Sport. To find out more about ‘East West Street’, please see here.