Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes

Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes

by Richard Ashby Wilson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107501263
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/18/2017
Series: Cambridge Studies in Law and Society
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Richard Wilson has published ten books on human rights and justice. His most recent book, Writing History in International Criminal Trials (Cambridge, 2011), was selected by Choice in 2012 as an 'Outstanding Academic Title' in the law category. He writes widely on human rights and has published in the Washington Post (US), Dagbladet (Norway), The Independent (UK), NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands) and the Times Higher Education Supplement (UK). He has held prestigious fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and Russell Sage Foundation, and he has consulted for various policy agencies including UNICEF in Sierra Leone. He served as Chair of the Connecticut State Advisory Committee of the US Commission on Civil Rights from 2009-13.

Table of Contents

1. Inciting speech in international law and social science; 2. Direct and public incitement to commit genocide: an inchoate crime; 3. Causation in international speech crimes; 4. Instigating persecution: the prosecution case against Vojislav Šešelj; 5. Metaphors, agency and mental causation in speech crimes trials; 6. Social research in international speech crimes trials; 7. The social science of persuasion; 8. A new model for preventing and punishing international speech crimes.

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