UCL Faculty of Laws


Genocide and power: the origins and human cost of mass violence

03 July 2016, 3:30 pm–5:00 pm

Philippe Sands

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Al Kennedy and Philippe Sands


Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX

Join writer AL Kennedy and barrister Philippe Sands QC as they discuss the impact of war crimes.

In the aftermath of genocide, those who survive are left to piece together how they lost their loved ones, and the world has to ask itself how such acts ever came to occur.

From the origins of systematic exterminations such as the Nazi ‘Final Solution’ to the scars left on the families who survive, what are the causes and the human costs of genocide?

And can understanding its origins mean preventing future cases from occurring?

In this discussion A . Kennedy and Philippe Sands consider the complicity of powerful elites worldwide in war crimes, and the haunting absences left by such atrocities.

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