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Incitement to terrorism connects the dots between evil words and evil deeds. Hate precedes terror. History has already taught us that incitement to genocide and to crimes against humanity unchecked will inevitably bring devastation to humankind. Incitement is an affront to the dignity of its victims, and poses a dire threat to all people of good will. However, combating incitement to terrorism poses operational, constitutional and human rights challenges on many fronts, both domestically and internationally. What is incitement? Where should the line be drawn between protected speech and incitement that should be criminalized? Does war change the calculus of what are appropriate and lawful measures to contain and respond to such incitement? And, how does social media and the nature of communication and engagement in our virtual world change or complicate how we think about, and can respond to, incitement?

This compilation offers expert analysis on incitement to terrorism across these challenging issues and questions. The contributors bring expertise from a range of countries and operational experiences, providing an illuminating and thought-provoking examination of domestic and international law, comparative approaches, and emerging trends with respect to incitement to terrorism.
Whilst the protection of political speech is essential to the preservation of a democratic legal order, events of political violence and assassinations highlight the need to rethink questions relating to the boundaries of free speech in a democratic society.
To what extent should democratic countries committed to freedom of speech limit those forms of extreme speech that may be considered as incitements to violence? This is a question that has long divided academics and activists alike. It has become even more relevant today, with the recent rise of extreme right-wing parties in various European democracies.
In this book, leading scholars of constitutional law, human rights and criminal law, from various countries with divergent philosophies on freedom of speech, address the question of whether we can, and should, regulate speech in order to protect democracy and, if so, how.
Author: Peter Cumper

Outlawing incitement to religious hatred— a British perspective Peter Cumper * Abstract The recent enactment of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 makes it (for the first time) unlaw- ful to incite hatred on religious grounds in England and Wales. This legislation has however been

In: Religion & Human Rights
This unique collection offers a survey of legal and legislative means to combat racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism and other forms of related intolerance. Its aim is threefold: 1) to provide a legal model for fighting racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism and discrimination through domestic legislation; 2) to compare existing national legislation with international legal instruments designed to combat racial and other forms of discrimination, in order to bring domestic laws into line with international legal norms; 3) to provide a tool for researchers, legislators, human rights activists and all those who work to protect the rights of minorities and victims of incitement and discrimination, as well as for domestic and international institutions, which monitor compliance with these laws. The survey thus constitutes a major contribution to the study of racism and anti-semitism because it demonstrates how these phenomena can be fought through the medium of the law. Each volume consists of two sections: the first, containing international conventions; the second, and main section, containing current constitutional law, specific legislation and ratification of international conventions in (over 200) individual states. Volume 1 deals with Europe; Volume 2 with the Americas; Volume 3 with Africa and Volume 4 with Asia and the South Pacific.

This set includes 4 volumes which can also be bought individually: * Volume 1: isbn 978-90-04-226128 (2012) * Volume 2: isbn 978-90-04-227538 (2013) * Volume 3: isbn 978-90-04-227545 (2016) * Volume 4: isbn 978-90-04-227552 (2019)
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1 The Unique Nature of the Incitement Clause 1 Article 20(2) of the un’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ( iccpr ) 2 is an odd specimen. It provides that “[a]ny advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination

In: Journal of Law, Religion and State