UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Philippe Sands QC awarded the Golden Lion of Lviv

14 November 2017


Professor Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law at UCL Faculty of Laws, has been awarded the Golden Lion of Lviv, number 101, by Andriy Sadovyi, Mayor of Lviv, following a performance of East West Street – A Song of Good and Evil at the Lviv Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 11 November 2017.

Professor Sands said:

‘In writing East West Street I visited Lviv ten times over the course of seven years, a place that has experienced trauma and bloodshed over the twentieth century, where I now feel at home, which is now recognised as a city that is home to the origins of international criminal law.

It is special to be honoured by the city that was my grandfather’s birthplace. I am happy to be Citizen 101.’

Image (left to right): Katja Riemann (narrator), Andriy Sadovyi (Mayor), Nina Brazier (director), Laurent Naouri (bass baritone), Philippe Sands, Emmanuel Ax (piano).