Sands, Philippe 1960-
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Most widely held works by Philippe Sands
Torture team : Rumsfeld's memo and the betrayal of American values by Philippe Sands ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
"In December 2002, Donald Rumsfeld authorized new interrogation techniques for Guantanamo and opened the door to torture and other practices that later migrated to Abu Ghraib." "Torture Team uncovers the real story behind Rumsfeld's notorious memo, a tale of fear and abuse, deception and ideology that reveals how the path leading to torture began with Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, and their lawyers. Traveling around America to interview key players, many whose voices have never previously been heard, renowned international lawyer Philippe Sands pieces together the role of advisors closest to the White House and shows how they violated the law in the name of security as other struggled to stop the abuse."--Jacket.
From Nuremberg to the Hague : the future of international criminal justice ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Principles of international environmental law by Philippe Sands ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
Philippe Sands' text on international environmental law provides a clear, authoritative introduction to the subject. This edition has been updated to include relevant new topics, including the Kyoto Protocol, genetically modified organisms, and oil pollution.
Lawless world : America and the making and breaking of global rules from FDR's Atlantic Charter to George W. Bush's illegal war by Philippe Sands ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Explaining how and why radical policy shifts are occurring in twenty-first-century administrations, a cautionary account outlines the potential consequences of broken international agreements.
Greening international law ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Environmental problems do not respect international boundaries, and as a consequence, environmental issues are increasingly a matter for negotiation in which the role of international law is crucial. However, the law itself and the accompanying institutions are only beginning to recognize the full implications of the issues.
Environmental law, the economy, and sustainable development : the United States, the European Union, and the international community ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
This book explores topics in contemporary debates over environmental quality, economic growth and sustainable development.
Documents in European Community environmental law ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Bowett's law of international institutions by Philippe Sands ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
An introductory overview of the law of international institutions, covering the major organizations and explaining their role and governing law. The book analyzes common problems faced by international institutions and examines potential solutions.
International law, the International Court of Justice, and nuclear weapons ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
The legality of nuclear weapons has been strongly questioned in recent years, particularly by the developing countries and non-governmental organisations. This book offers a study of the advisory opinions of the International Court of Justice.
Lawless world : America and the making and breaking of global rules by Philippe Sands ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
International lawyer Philippe Sands has been involved in high-profile cases including Guantanamo and Pinochet. In Lawless World he draws on disturbing material to show how America has reneged on agreements governing war, torture and the environment--with Britain often turning a blind eye or colluding in some of the worst violations. In recent years America has abandoned the Kyoto Protocol and the Statute of the International Criminal Court, ignored human rights standards at Abu Ghraib and disregarded the UN's prohibition of pre-emptive force.
Justice for crimes against humanity ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The aim of this book is to assess recent developments in international law seeking to bring an end to impunity by bringing to justice those accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The book was originally conceived while the editors were engaged, in different capacities, in proceedings relating to the detention of Senator Pinochet in London. The vigorous public debate that attended that case - and related developments in international criminal justice, such as the creation of the International Criminal Court and the trial of former President Milosevic - demonstrate the close connecti.
Chernobyl, law and communication : transboundary nuclear air pollution, the legal materials ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
International environmental law reports ( Book )
in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Documents in international environmental law ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
"Documents in International Environmental Law, Second Edition, is the companion volume to the second edition of Philippe Sands' Principles of International Environmental Law. It comprises a representative selection of international environmental treaties and documents, which are essential for anyone interested in international law in the field of environmental protection. This edition represents an up-to-date collection of the most important documents, and aims to make the text and the key information on the legal status of the various acts, including its parties where a treaty is concerned, easily accessible to students, academics and practitioners. Each document is introduced with a short Editorial Note, summarising the main provisions of the instrument and placing it in its wider context. Editorial notes are followed by information on the date of adoption/signature of the document, its entry into force and a list of the parties (if a treaty)."--BOOK JACKET.
The torture memos : rationalizing the unthinkable ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
"On April 16, 2009, the Justice Department released never-before-seen secret memos describing, in graphic detail, the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA under the Bush administration's "war on terror." Now, for the first time, the key documents are compiled in one remarkable volume, showing that the U.S. government's top attorneys were instrumental in rationalizing acts of torture and cruelty ... to authorize what the law absolutely forbids. This collection gives readers an unfiltered look at the tactics approved for use in the CIA's secret overseas prisons ... and at the incredible arguments advanced to give them a green light. Originally issued in secret by the Office of Legal Counsel between 2002 and 2005, the documents collected here have been edited only to eliminate repetition. They reflect, in their own words, the analysis that guided the legal architects of the Bush administration's interrogation policies."--P.  of cover.
The Antarctic environment and international law ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Manual on international courts and tribunals by Ruth Mackenzie ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
"The dramatic rise in the number of international courts and tribunals and the expansion of their legal powers has been one of the most significant developments in international law of the late 20th century. The emergence of an international judiciary provided international law with a stronger than ever law enforcement apparatus, and facilitated the transformation of many aspects of international relations from being power-based to being law-based. The first edition of the Manual on International Courts and Tribunals, published in 1999, was the first book to survey systematically this new institutional landscape, by describing in an accessible and uniformly structured manner the legal powers and operating procedures of all major international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies. In doing so, it laid the groundwork for comparative study and research of the law and practice of international courts and tribunals - an emerging field of international legal research, which has already spurred a series of publications, conferences and academic courses. This second edition updates the first edition by describing the many legal changes that have taken place in the last decade, including important reforms in the laws and procedures of many international courts and tribunals, relevant developments in their increasingly rich jurisprudence and the creation of new judicial fora. Moreover, it assesses the overall record of these judicial bodies. The data and legal analysis offered in the book provide both practitioners and academics with an important basis of knowledge that will help them better understand the details of international adjudication and its context"--
Torture team : deception, cruelty and the compromise of law by Philippe Sands ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
"Few pieces of paper have the power to change the course of history. On Tuesday 2 December 2002 Donald Rumsfeld signed one that did. With a signature and a few scrawled words he wantonly discarded principles dating back to President Lincoln's famous edict of 1863 that 'military necessity does not admit of cruelty'. Drafted a few days earlier by the Defense Department's lawyer, William J. Haynes, the aptly named Action Memo was entitled 'Counter-Resistance Techniques', and attached to it was a request for approval of eighteen new techniques for interrogating detainees at Guantanamo - techniques which disregarded the US Army Manual's instructions on interrogation and violated Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions." "Torture Team reveals the story of how the Action Memo and its four apparently innocuous attachments came to be legal documents, the cover-up by the Defense Department to hide their origins, the whistleblowers who forced the rescinding of Rumsfeld's approval and the human consequences of the new techniques for one detainee at Guantanamo, and their migration to Abu Ghraib and Basra." "In this forensic investigation of deception at the highest levels, international lawyer Philippe Sands questions the role of lawyers who are required to give legal opinions on sensitive political matters, and asks what responsibility they bear. The answers to these questions will be of concern to all those who care about human rights and the rule of law in our world."--BOOK JACKET.
Principles of international environmental law I : frameworks, standards, and implementation by Philippe Sands ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Lawless world : making and breaking global rules by Philippe Sands ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
"International lawyer Philippe Sands has a unique insider's view of the elites who govern our lives. Here he reveals how the US and UK are dangerously undermining the international laws that they themselves put in place. In this updated edition we also get the full story of how Lawless World broke the news that Blair had deliberately withheld legal advice over Iraq -- and nearly lost him the election?"--BACK COVER.
Abu Ghraib Prison Bush, George,--1924- Case studies Cheney, Richard B Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986) Crimes against humanity Criminal justice, Administration of Cuba--Guantánamo Bay Naval Base Detention of persons Environmental economics Environmental law Environmental law, International Europe Europe--European Union countries Great Britain History Human rights International agencies International Court of Justice International courts International crimes International Criminal Court International criminal courts International law International organization International relations International relations--Moral and ethical aspects Iraq--Baghdad Iraq War (2003-) Law--Political aspects Liability for nuclear damages Military interrogation Nuclear crisis control Nuclear power plants--Law and legislation Nuclear weapons (International law) Prisoners Prisoners of war--Abuse of Prisoners of war--Legal status, laws, etc. Radioactive pollution--Law and legislation Regionalism (International organization) Rumsfeld, Donald,--1932- Sources Sustainable development--Law and legislation Terrorism--Prevention--Law and legislation Torture (International law) Trials, litigation, etc. Ukraine--Chornobylʹ United States United States.--Dept. of Defense War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
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