“I think it’s important to let the world know that words kill; that they are an essential part of genocide. And that if you don’t prosecute the purveyors of these horrible messages, then you will definitely be looking at another genocide down the road.” — Professor Gregory S. Gordon.
'Atrocity Speech Law: Foundation, Fragmentation, Fruition' author, Gregory S. Gordon is the Professor of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, where he formerly served as Associate Dean and Director of the Research Postgraduate Program. He teaches international and domestic criminal law, human rights law and the law of war.
Before academia, he served as a prosecutor with both the US Department of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. For the latter, the Attorney General awarded him a commendation for “Service to the United States and International Justice.”
He has appeared as an expert on CNN, the BBC, and NPR and has lectured at the UN, the International Criminal Court, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. He serves as a hate speech project consultant for the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and, for the 2019-2020 academic year, was a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute and Georgetown Law School.
In an interview produced by Oxford University Press in 2017, Professor Gregory discusses the past, present and future of the concept he coined, ‘atrocity speech law’...
Source: Oxford University Press, 10 October, 2017.
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