Book Review: Philippe Sands, East West Street: On the Origins of ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2016)

Southwestern Journal of International Law, Vol. 24, 2018

Southwestern Law School Research Paper No. 2018-03

10 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2018

Date Written: April 6, 2018

Abstract

Philippe Sands's East West Street is a milestone among recent writings on international law, expanding the stylistic possibilities available to the discipline, even if its role in advancing substantive knowledge of legal topics is modest in comparison. It offers glimpses into intellectual history and legal history, and links these effectively to the immediate social and political stakes of the ideas and doctrines. What the book lacks has been covered elsewhere, both in scholarly texts and works intended for general audiences. What it adds, however, can be found nowhere else.

Keywords: Human Rights, History of International Law, Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity

Suggested Citation

Kanwar, Vik, Book Review: Philippe Sands, East West Street: On the Origins of ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2016) (April 6, 2018). Southwestern Journal of International Law, Vol. 24, 2018; Southwestern Law School Research Paper No. 2018-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3157984

Vik Kanwar (Contact Author)

Southwestern Law School ( email )

3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States

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