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Philippe Sands QC is professor of law at UCL and a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He is the author of 'East West Street' and 'The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive.'


The themes of migration and justice play an active role in my life. They often connect, and seem to touch the lives of artists who have reached the United Kingdom.


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6 artworks
Where to Now?
© estate of Josef Herman. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

Where to Now? 1943

Josef Herman (1911–2000)

Charcoal & watercolour on paper

H 45.7 x W 40.6 cm

The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

The Nuremberg Trial
Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

The Nuremberg Trial 1946

Laura Knight (1877–1970)

Oil on canvas

H 182.8 x W 152.4 cm

IWM (Imperial War Museums)

Who's Afraid of Barney Newman
© Frank Bowling. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. Photo credit: Tate

Who's Afraid of Barney Newman 1968

Frank Bowling (b.1934)

Oil on canvas

H 236.4 x W 129.5 cm

Tate

St Pancras Steps, Station
© the artist. Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

St Pancras Steps, Station 1978/1979

Frank Helmuth Auerbach (b.1931)

Oil on canvas

H 168.2 x W 137.5 cm

Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

Hans Keller (1919–1985)
© the Cosman Keller Art and Music Trust. Photo credit: The Fitzwilliam Museum

Hans Keller (1919–1985) 1985

Milein Cosman (1921–2017)

Oil on brown paper on board

H 61 x W 48.5 cm

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Stephen Fry
© National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

Stephen Fry 1993

Maggi Hambling (b.1945)

Charcoal on paper

H 153 x W 101.6 cm

National Portrait Gallery, London