Richard Ashby Wilson

University of Connecticut School of Law

Professor

65 Elizabeth Street

Hartford, CT 06105

United States

http://www.law.uconn.edu/faculty/profiles/richard-wilson

University of Connecticut

Professor of Anthropology and Law

354 Mansfield Road

Storrs, CT 06269-1176

United States

http://humanrights.uconn.edu/faculty_staff/richard-wilson/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  I'm currently working on the law and social science of hate speech, incitement and true threats in the context of the global upsurge in populist politics. Xenophobia and hate speech, combined with a documented increase in hate crimes compels us to reanalyze the prevailing law regulating speech in political discourse and on social media. Both courts and social media companies must assess the likelihood that a speech act will result in imminent lawless action and recent social science research can help identify the types of speech and contexts most likely to result in violence.  ”

Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Inciting Genocide with Words

Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015.
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 May 2014 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2019
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 467 (60,928)
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Genocide, Incitement, International Tribunals, International Criminal Law, Speech Act Theory, J.L. Austin, Law and Philosophy, Human Rights

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Humanitarianism and Suffering: The Mobilization of Empathy Introduction

HUMANITARIANISM AND SUFFERING: THE MOBILIZATION OF EMPATHY, Richard Ashby Wilson, Richard D. Brown, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2008
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 May 2011 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2018
Richard Ashby Wilson and Richard D. Brown
University of Connecticut School of Law and Independent
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Humanitarianism, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Representations of Suffering

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Propaganda, Empathy, and Support for Intergroup Violence: The Moral Psychology of International Speech Crimes

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2019
Jordan Kiper, Richard Ashby Wilson, Christine Lillie and Lasana T. Harris
University of California, Los Angeles, University of Connecticut School of Law, Duke University and New York University (NYU) - Department of Psychology
Downloads 392 (75,196)
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Intergroup relations, dehumanizing perception, mass atrocities, hate speech, propaganda, violence, intergroup conflict

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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: Anthropological Perspectives

Forthcoming in the International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Hilary Callan (ed.). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Feb 2017
Katharine Richards and Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut and University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 270 (113,818)

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Transitional Justice, Restorative Justice, Political Violence, Human Rights, Legal Anthropology, Political Anthropology

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Expert Evidence on Trial: Social Researchers in the International Criminal Courtroom

American Ethnologist, Issue 43(4), 2016
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 May 2016 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2018
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 259 (118,869)

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legal anthropology, law and epistemology, expert witnesses, hate speech, incitement, international criminal law, human rights, genocide

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Afterword to: 'Anthropology and Human Rights in a New Key': The Social Life of Rights

American Anthropologist, Vol. 108, No. 1, March 2006
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Feb 2014
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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Anthropology of human rights, Legal anthropology, Theories of rights

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Is the Legalization of Human Rights Really the Problem? Genocide in the Guatemalan Historical Clarification Commission

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Apr 2011
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 150 (197,158)

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Legalization of human rights, truth commissions, Guatemala

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Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes: Chapter 1

Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes, Cambridge University Press, Law and Society Series, 2017
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 20 May 2018
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 146 (201,578)

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Hate Speech, Incitement, International Criminal Tribunals, Regulating Speech, Hate Crimes, Incitement to Genocide, Soliciting, Inducing

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The Practice of Human Rights

Buerger, Catherine and Richard Ashby Wilson, "The Practice of Human Rights." Exotic No More: Anthropology on the Front Lines. Jeremy MacClancy (ed., 2017), 2nd Ed, University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2017
Catherine Buerger and Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut and University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 138 (211,066)

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anthropology of human rights, human rights, legal anthropology, the social life of rights

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Humanity’s Histories: Evaluating the Historical Accounts of International Tribunals and Truth Commissions

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Apr 2011
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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international criminal tribunals, truth commissions, historical accounts of human rights violations

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Writing History in International Criminal Trials: Introduction

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2016
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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International Criminal Law, History and Law, War Crimes Trials, Anthropology of Law

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Incitement in An Era of Populism: Risk Analysis in Brandenburg

Forthcoming in University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 26 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2019
Richard Ashby Wilson and Jordan Kiper
University of Connecticut School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles
Downloads 119 (238,122)
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incitement, true threat, Brandenburg, First Amendment, risk analysis, law and social science

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Propaganda on Trial: Structural Fragility and the Epistemology of International Legal Institutions.

Wilson, Richard Ashby. 2017. “Propaganda on Trial: Structural Fragility and the Epistemology of International Legal Institutions.” In Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organizations, Ronald Niezen and Maria Sapignoli, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp.266-293.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2017
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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Propaganda, anthropology of law, Vojislav Seselj, ICTY, international criminal law, international criminal tribunals, legal anthropology

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Judging History: The Historical Record of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Human Rights Quarterly, 2005, Volume 27, Number 3, August 2005 pp. 908-942.
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Aug 2014
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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international criminal law, international criminal tribunals, ICTY, history in

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Surveying History at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 May 2011 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2012
Ahmad Wais Wardak, Andrew Corin and Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut, Department of Political Science, Independent and University of Connecticut School of Law
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International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, historical evidence, expert witnesses

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Propaganda and History in International Criminal Trials

Journal of International Criminal Justice, (2016)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Nov 2016
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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International criminal tribunals, international criminal law, law and history, propaganda

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Through the Lens of International Criminal Law: Comprehending the African Context of Crimes at the International Criminal Court

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Nov 2012
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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International Criminal Court, Africa, expert witnesses, Lubanga trial

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The Hartford Guidelines on Speech Crimes in International Criminal Law

The Hartford Guidelines on Speech Crimes in International Criminal Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 154 Posted: 24 Aug 2018
Richard Ashby Wilson and Matthew Gillett
University of Connecticut School of Law and International Criminal Court
Downloads 58 (365,850)

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Incitement, Hate Speech, Instigation, International Criminal Law, International Tribunals, Rome Statute, International Criminal Court

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Review of Global Legal Pluralism: A Jurisprudence of Law Beyond Borders by Paul Schiff Berman

“Review Essay: Global Legal Pluralism.” Journal of Law and Society. December. Vol. 40, Issue 4, Pp. 706-711.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Dec 2015
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 57 (368,991)

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Law, Legal Pluralism, Paul Berman

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The Digital Ethnography of Law: Studying online hate speech online and offline

Number of pages: 21
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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social media, content moderation, hate speech, online hate, ethnography of law, digital ethnography