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Hate Propaganda at International Criminal Tribunals Conference 2020


Northumbria University

Hate Propaganda at International Criminal Tribunals Conference 2020

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Current Socio-Legal and Evidentiary Challenges in Prosecuting Atrocity Speech at International Criminal Tribunals


While empirical research strongly indicates that propaganda falls on fertile grounds of our mental landscapes, the insights into the concept of propaganda in the legal sphere lag behind such studies and scientific publications.

This symposium will provide a forum for a rigorous analysis and exploration of the necessity of an improved approach to dealing with the phenomenon of hate and fear propaganda at international criminal tribunals.


The Society of Legal Scholars

Northumbria Law and Society Signature Research Area 

Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies

The conference will cover four main themes:

1) The Nature, Manifestations and Effects of Hate and Fear Propaganda
2) The Inclusion of Social Sciences Expertise during Propaganda Trials at International Criminal Tribunals
3) Legal Challenges to Successful Prosecution of Hate Propagandists at International Criminal Tribunals and Calls for Reform
4) Ongoing Hate Propaganda in Different Regions of the World


A distinguished, international and multi-disciplinary panel of leading experts in the field will include: 

Keynote speaker        
Prof. Predrag Dojčinović   
University of Connecticut 
Prof. Richard Ashby Wilson   
University of Connecticut
Prof. Gregory S. Gordon,  
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Wibke K. Timmermann    
Lawyer at Legal Aid WA 
Prof. Mohamed Badar   
Northumbria University
Ms Clare Lawson   
Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office
Dr Michael Kearney
Dr Polona Florijančič     
Ms Helena Ivanov  
PhD candidate,  LSE
Ms Juline Beaujouan 
PhD candidate, Durham University

Prof. Caroline Fournet

University of Groningen
Ms Audrey Fino 

University of Groningen


The event will also include a book launch of the groundbreaking 'Propaganda and International Criminal Law: From Cognition to Criminality', (Routledge, 2020), edited by the conference keynote speaker, Prof. Predrag Dojčinović and including the contributions of several distinguished scholars who will also be presenting at the conference. 




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