Jewish Human Rights Heroes

31 Oct, 2018 | Events, Latest

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with Professor Philippe Sands QC and Adam Wagner

Monday 10 December 2018, 7pm

Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

*** this event was recorded ***

the audio is available on the Jewish Museum website, via the links below:

Podcast – Jewish Human Rights Heroes – Part 1

Podcast – Jewish Human Rights Heroes – Part 2

A René Cassin event, in partnership with the Jewish Museum

Tickets £6.50/£8.50 – for more information and to book your place, visit the Jewish Museum website

Monsieur René Cassin, Philippe Sands, Adam Wagner

This December we mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is a time for celebration, but also for remembrance.

This evening celebrates and remembers the Jewish Human Rights heroes behind the UDHR and the development of international human rights

  • René Cassin co-authored the UDHR
  • Raphael Lemkin coined the term genocide and was the moving force behind the Genocide Convention
  • Hersch Lauterpacht brought crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression into modern international law, via the Nuremberg Charter.


Philippe Sands QC, barrister and award-winning author of ‘East West Street’, and Human Rights Barrister and blogger Adam Wagner, will contextualise the achievements of these human rights heroes, bringing the story up to the modern day.


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