Monday, February 16, 2009

Complicity in torture and accountability" - Philippe Sands, Professor of International Law, University College London

Philippe Sands is Professor of Law and Director of the Center on International Courts and Tribunals in the Faculty and a key member of staff in the Center for Law and the Environment at University College London. His teaching areas include public international law, the settlement of international disputes (including arbitration), and environmental and natural resources law.

In this video, he speaks about Torture, Accountability and the Bush administration policies regarding international law.

Sands analyzes the evolution of international law from the Atlantic Charter to the present. Drawing on research in his two books, "Lawless World," and "Torture Team: Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values," Sands discusses the neo-conservative ideology and practice toward international law.