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Northumbria Public Lecture Series: Professor Mohamed Badar

Northumbria University


Professor Mohamed Badar, Northumbria School of Law

Incitement to Hatred: Hate Propaganda and the Preventive Function of the International Criminal Courts and Tribunals

Room 403, Business and Law Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University

Refreshments will be available in the Corporate Hub (fourth floor) from 6pm


In the resolution creating the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the United Nations Security Council cited its determination not only to deter further atrocities but also “to take effective measures to bring to justice the persons who are responsible for them.” In the ICTY’s first annual report to the UN General Assembly and Security Council, then ICTY President Antonio Cassese described this aim with elegant simplicity “to do justice.” Judgments such as the one rendered by the Trial Chamber in Šešelj fail miserably this mission. 

This lecture will analyse the dilemma encountered by international criminal courts and tribunals in attributing responsibility of international crimes to hate propagandists.

About the Speaker

Professor Mohamed Badar joined Northumbria School of Law as a Reader in comparative and international criminal law in July 2013. He previously held a position as a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Brunel Law School, London (2007-2013). He has also taught and acted as a convenor of International Law & Islamic Law module at Durham Law School (2011-2013). Professor Badar served as Senior Prosecutor and Judge in Egypt from 1997-2006 and served as a senior Police investigator in Egypt (1991-1997). He was a member (investigator) of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate and report on allegations of human rights violations during the civil unrest in Bahrain.

Professor Badar had the opportunity to work as an expert for the United Nations Interregional Crimes and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). 

He is currently a Senior Expert for Euromed Justice IV, a project funded by the European Commission for enhancing Euro-Mediterranean mutual legal assistance on the investigation and prosecution of complex judicial cases i.e. terrorism, money laundering and cybercrime.

Read Professor Badar's full staff profile here.

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Event Details

Northumbria University
Room 403, Business and Law Building
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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