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Philippe Sands, QC (born 17 October 1960) is a British lawyer at Matrix Chambers [1], and is Professor of International law at University College London. Sands is notable for writing a book, Lawless World, in which he accused US President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of conspiring to invade Iraq in violation of international law. His further book, Torture Team: Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values, was released in May 2008.He also was the first to refer to the Bush-Blair memo that contained the claim that Bush wanted to lure Saddam Hussein's forces to shoot down a UN plane.

Having read law at Cambridge (B.A. 1982, LL.M. first class 1984), Sands was called to the Bar in 1985 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 2003, and appointed a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2009. He has held academic positions at St Catharine's College, Cambridge (1984—88), King's College London (1988—91), the New York University School of Law (1994—2003), and the School of Oriental and African Studies (1989—2002), where he founded the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development. He took up his present post as a Professor of Laws and the Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London in 2002.

OpEdNews reports that Sands claims the memo states that Bush had proposed trying to provoke the Iraqis to fire on fighter planes in United Nations colours.

He testified before the United States House Judiciary Committee Hearing From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules and United States Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Coercive Interrogation Techniques: Do They Work, Are They Reliable, and What Did the FBI Know About Them?.

Jane Mayer reported in The New Yorker on Sands's reaction to news that Spanish investigating judge Baltazar Garzon had received motions requesting that six former Bush officials (Alberto GonzalesJohn Yoo,Douglas Feith,William Haynes II,Jay Bybee, andDavid Addington) be charged with war crimes.Mayer reported that when Sands's book was published the prediction that the six men would be charged seemed far-fetched.In the same report Mayer recorded Sands's apparent reluctance to represent General Pinochet in his extradition proceedings. She says that Sands declined the case, but then went on to appear against Pinochet instead.

Sands lives in London and is married to American lawyer Natalia Schiffrin, daughter of André Schiffrin. They have three children: Leo, Lara, and Katya.
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Total Books: 29
East West Street On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
City of Lions
2017 - City of Lions [Pushkin Collection] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781782271178
ISBN-10: 1782271171
Genre: History
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East West Street
2016 - East West Street (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781474603553
ISBN-10: 1474603556
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Lawless World Making and Breaking Global Rules
2014 - Lawless World Making and Breaking Global Rules (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780241957769
ISBN-10: 0241957761
Genres: Law, Politics & Social Sciences
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Principles of International Environmental Law
2012 - Principles of International Environmental Law (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521140935
ISBN-10: 0521140935
Genres: Reference, Law
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The Manual on International Courts and Tribunals
2010 - The Manual on International Courts and Tribunals [International Courts and Tribunals Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780199545278
ISBN-10: 0199545278
Genres: Law, Engineering & Transportation
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The Torture Memos Rationalizing the Unthinkable
2009 - The Torture Memos Rationalizing the Unthinkable (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781851687350
ISBN-10: 1851687351
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Bowett's Law of International Institutions
2009 - Bowett's Law of International Institutions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780421964907
ISBN-10: 0421964901
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Torture Team Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values
Lawless World The Whistle-Blowing Account of How Bush and Blair Are Taking the Law into TheirOwn Hands
Lawless World
2006 - Lawless World (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780141017990
ISBN-10: 0141017996
Genres: Nonfiction, Law
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Lawless World America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules--From FDR's Atlantic Charter to George W Bush's Illegal War
The Antarctic Environment and International Law
2001 - The Antarctic Environment and International Law [International Environmental Law and Policy Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781853336300
ISBN-10: 1853336300
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Manual of Civil Appeals
2000 - Manual of Civil Appeals (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780406929914
ISBN-10: 0406929912
Genre: Law
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Lawless World America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules
Principles of International Environmental Law I Frameworks Standards and Implementation
Principles of International Environmental Law I Frameworks Standards and Implementation [Studies in International Law] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780719034831
ISBN-10: 0719034833
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Documents in International Environment Law
Documents in International Environment Law [Studies in International Law] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780719039843
ISBN-10: 0719039843
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Principles of International Environmental Law II Documents in International Environmental Law
Principles of International Environmental Law II Documents in International Environmental Law [Studies in International Law - v. 2] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780719039850
ISBN-10: 0719039851
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Documents in European Community Environmental Law Principles of International Environmental Law III
Documents in European Community Environmental Law Principles of International Environmental Law III [Studies in International Law - v. 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780719043345
ISBN-10: 0719043344
Genre: Law
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