1 The prohibition of propaganda for war ranks amongst the least developed or discussed provisions of international human rights law. Despite Art. 20 (1) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966) (‘ICCPR’) requirement that ‘any Propaganda for war shall be prohibited by law’, there is little jurisprudence on the subject, and the prohibition tends to be accorded little more than a footnote in the academic literature.2 The rationale for including a prohibition of propaganda for war in the ICCPR stemmed from the experiences of World War II,...
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