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Conference: Hate Propaganda at International Criminal Tribunals

February 10 - February 11

PSRP’s Dr. Juline Beaujouan will be speaking at this conference on the role of state-owned media in shaping citizens’ perception of democracy, freedoms and rights in the Middle East.

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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. Distinguished, international and multi-disciplinary panels of leading experts in the field 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

Confirmed Speakers

  • Sir Judge Howard Morrison, Appeal Division, International Criminal Court
  • Prof. Predrag Dojčinović, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Prof. Richard Ashby Wilson, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Prof. Gregory S. Gordon, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Wibke K. Timmermann, Lawyer at Legal Aid Western Australia
  • Prof. Mohamed Badar, Northumbria University, UK
  • Dr. Juline Beaujouan, University of Edinburgh
  • Ms Clare Lawson, Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Dr Michael KearneyIndependent researcher
  • Dr Polona Florijančič, Independent researcher
  • Prof. Caroline Fournet, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Ms Audrey Fino, University of Groningen, University of Malta


The Society of Legal Scholars

Northumbria Law and Society Signature Research Area 

Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies

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February 10
February 11
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Northumbria University