Incitement on trial : prosecuting international speech crimes / Richard Ashby Wilson, University of Connecticut School of Law.
International and national armed conflicts are usually preceded by a media campaign in which public figures foment ethnic, national, racial or religious hatred, inciting listeners to acts of violence. Incitement on Trial evaluates the efforts of international criminal tribunals to hold such inciters criminally responsible. This is an unsettled area of international criminal law, and prosecutors have often struggled to demonstrate a causal connection between speech acts and subsequent crimes. Wilson argues that inciting speech should be handled under the preventative doctrine of inchoate crimes, but that once international crimes have been committed, then ordering and complicity are the most appropriate forms of criminal liability. Based in extensive original research, this book proposes an evidence-based risk assessment model for monitoring political speech and identifies "revenge speech" as the type of rhetoric with the greatest effects on empathy and tolerance for violence. -- from back cover.
- Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
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