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Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

James E K Parker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Between September 2006 and December 2008, Simon Bikindi stood trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), accused of inciting genocide with his songs. Bikindi’s trial was ... More


Conclusion

James E K Parker

in Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter summarizes the book’s arguments, restates the importance of an acoustic jurisprudence, and gestures towards future avenues for research. At its core, this book has argued for a ... More


Introduction

James E K Parker

in Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the Bikindi case along with the book’s main argument. It suggests that questions of sound and listening have been seriously neglected in contemporary legal scholarship and ... More


Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

James E K Parker

in Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces the Bikindi case in detail, along with some necessary context. Having offered a brief overview of the Rwandan genocide, it summarizes the history and structure of the ... More


The Musicology of Judgment

James E K Parker

in Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers how Bikindi’s songs were understood by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on the way to judgment. It begins with the initial presentation of Bikindi and his ... More


A Musical Trial

James E K Parker

in Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter is about how Bikindi’s songs featured in the ‘judicial soundscape’. Every appearance of song during the Bikindi case, it is suggested, must be understood in light of the fact that the ... More


Voices of Law

James E K Parker

in Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores how the voice figured in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)’s thinking, first at the level of doctrine, then evidence, then rhetoric. Throughout Bikindi’s ... More


Judging the Rwandan Soundscape

James E K Parker

in Acoustic Jurisprudence: Listening to the Trial of Simon Bikindi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198735809
eISBN:
9780191799778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735809.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)’s depiction of the Rwandan soundscape. It begins with the Tribunal’s presentation of the genocide as a ‘noisy’ backdrop ... More


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