This book addresses the conceptual and evidentiary issues relating to the treatment of propaganda in international criminal law.
Bringing together an interdisciplinary range of scholars, researchers and legal practitioners from Africa, Australia, Europe and the United States, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the nature, position and role of the concept of propaganda in mass atrocity crimes trials. A sequel to the earlier Propaganda, War Crimes Trials and International Law: From Speakers’ Corner to War Crimes (Routledge, 2011) this book is the first to synthesize the knowledge, procedures and methods of international criminal law with the social cognitive sciences. Including a comprehensive overview of the most relevant case law, jurisprudence and scientific studies, the book also offers a series of practical insights and strategies for both academics and legal professionals.
An invaluable resource for those working in the area of international criminal law, this book will also be of interest to academics, practitioners and students with relevant interests in legal theory, politics, linguistics and psychology.
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PART I: LAW TO SCIENCE
Mohamed Elewa Badar and Polona Florijancic
THE COGNITIVE AND LINGUISTIC IMPLICATIONS OF ISIS PROPAGANDA: PROVING THE CRIME OF DIRECT AND PUBLIC INCITEMENT TO COMMIT GENOCIDE
Richard Ashby Wilson
PROPAGANDA EXPERTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURTROOM
Gregory S. Gordon
PUTTING THE OFFENSE OF ORDERING IN ORDER: TOWARD A THEORY OF INCHOATE LIABILITY
Wibke K. Timmermann
INTERNATIONAL SPEECH CRIMES FOLLOWING THE ŠEŠELJ APPEAL JUDGMENT
Clare Lawson and Rogier Bartels
Prosecuting Speech Acts: an examination of the trial of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang
Molly K. Land and Rebecca J. Hamilton
BEYOND TAKEDOWN: EXPANDING THE TOOLKIT FOR RESPONDING TO ONLINE HATE
PART II: SCIENCE TO LAW
Robert J. Donia
FROM CREATIVITY TO CONFLICT: SEMANTIC INNOVATION IN THE BOSNIAN SERB NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE 1990s
IN THE MIND OF THE CRIME: PROVING THE MENS REA OF GENOCIDAL INTENT IN THE WORDS OF RATKO MLADIC AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE JOINT CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE
Celia Guillard and Lasana T. Harris
THE NEUROSCIENCE OF DEHUMANIZATION AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR POLITICAL VIOLENCE
HOW DANGEROUS PROPAGANDA WORKS
Évariste Ntakirutimana and Marie-Claire Uwamariya
SONG AS A PROPAGANDA TOOL IN THE GENOCIDE AGAINST THE TUTSI IN RWANDA
SPEAKING THE UNSPOKEN: SYRIAN PROPAGANDA, INCITEMENT AND MASS VIOLENCE IN RESPONSE TO THE 2011 PROTESTS
Predrag Dojčinović worked for the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) from 1998 to 2017. He was the Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights at the University of Connecticut in 2014, and is currently a research affiliate and adjunct professor at the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut.