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Monday, February 19, 2018

Pauli on Gordon on Atrocity Speech

Pauli carolCarol Pauli (Texas A&M University School of Law) has posted Atrocity Speech Law: Addressing Hate that Does Grave Harm on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Atrocity Speech Law, by Gregory Gordon, offers a bold, holistic framework to repair gaps and discrepancies in the international laws regarding speech that can trigger grave crimes. The book shows how current treaties and conventions were constructed piecemeal in the urgency to prosecute those responsible for such horrors as the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. Now, as hostile speech regains a political foothold and as new forms of communication disrupt old norms, Gordon proposes a "Unified Liability Theory," a more thorough, consistent, and rigorous law to clarify the line between legitimate protest and crime.

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