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November 14, 2008

Human Rights Happy Hour: Philippe Sands to speak on “The Torture Team: International Criminal Liability for Lawyers?” Monday, November 17, 2008

On November 17, 2008 from 3:30–5:30 PM, in the Sheffield Room at the University of Texas School of Law, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Philippe Sands, who will speak on “The Torture Team: International Criminal Liability for Lawyers?”

Philippe Sands is Professor of Law at the University College London, where he teaches public international law, the settlement of international disputes, and environmental and natural resources law. He is also the Director of the University’s Center on International Courts and Tribunals, a member of the Center for Law and the Environment, and a key staff member for the Project on International Courts and Tribunals. Sands has lectured and held academic positions at many institutions, including the Universite de Paris I (Sorbonne), University of Melbourne, and New York University. He is also the co-founder of the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development and a member of the advisory board for several law publications. As a practicing barrister at Matrix Chambers, Sands has litigated cases before many international courts, including the International Court of Justice. His publications include Torture Team: Cruelty, Deception and the Compromise of Law and Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules. Sands is a regular commentator on the BBC and CNN, and has written frequently for leading newspapers around the world.

For more information on the Rapoport Center’s Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series, including additional upcoming speakers, please visit the website:

http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/humanrights/events/speakerseries.html

Related link:

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Program contact: Sarah Cline, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, scline@law.utexas.edu

Media contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications Office, (512) 471-7330, or kfortune@law.utexas.edu