Lawless World: Making and Breaking Global Rules

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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 3, 2006 - Political Science - 404 pages
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International lawyer Philippe Sands has a unique insider's view of the elites who govern our lives. His sensational revelations in Lawless World changed the political agenda overnight, forcing Tony Blair to publish damning mterial that he'd tried to hide. Now, in this updated edition with a shocking new chapter, you can get the full story of how the US and UK governments are riding roughshod over international agreements on human rights, war, torture and the environment - the very laws they put in place. Here sands looks at why global rules matter for all of us. And he powerfully makes the case for preserving them ... before justice becomes history.

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A leading international lawyer and academic shows how the USA has " ... reneged on agreements governing war, torture and the environment - with Britain turning a blind eye ... " Convincing. Has produced a case for globally binding rules. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Philippe Sands QC has been Professor of Law at University College London since 2002, and has also taught at Boston College School of Law, Cambridge University and New York University Law School. He is the author and editor of several books on international law and participated in the negotiation of the 1992 Climate Change Convention and the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. He is also a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers and has been involved in leading cases before English and international courts, including those concerning Senator Augusto Pinochet and the Guantanamo and Belmarsh detainees. He lives in London with his wife and three children

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