Virtual Workshop on the Political Turn(s) in Criminal Law Thinking (Online-Workshop)

Termin Details

Dieser Termin endet am 24 Juli 2020

27.3./3.4./17.4./24.4./8.5./22.5./29.5./5.6./12.6./19.6./26.6./3.6. & 10.6.: Special Issue/17.7./24.7.2020, Online


In the virtual workshop on criminal law theory, we seek to keep the discussions on criminal law and justice going, despite and because of the Corona crisis.

Convenors: Vincent Chiao (University of Toronto Faculty of Law), Javier Wilenmann von Bernath (Merino & Cía), Rocío Lorca (Universidad de Chile, Law school) and Christoph Burchard (Chair for German, European and International Criminal Law and Justice, Research Centre „Normative Orders“ of Goethe University)

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27 March 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Antony Duff: What’s wrong with vigilantism? Citizens as agents of the criminal law

3 April 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Peter Ramsay: The Sovereign’s Presumption of Authority (aka The Presumption of Innocence)

17 April 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Christian Becker: Criminal Law against Capitalism? Why the Political Turn in Criminal Law Theory is necessary and impossible​

24 April 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Malcolm Thorburn: Policing and Public Office

8 May 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Javier Wilenmann von Bernath, Vincent Chiao, Rocío Lorca and Christoph Burchard: Framing the Political Turn

22 May 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Lindsay Farmer: The Market in Criminal Law Theory

29 May 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Gustavo Beade: The Voice of the Polity in the Criminal Law: A Liberal Republican Approach

5 June 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Stephanie Classmann: Fallacies, False Promises, and Liberal Theories of Criminalisation

12 June 2020, 6.30 p.m.

19 June 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Javier Ciguela Sola: Social Exclusion and the Political Legitimacy of Punishment

26 June 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Frank Zimmermann: Political Turns in Criminal Law Theory – Steps Towards a More “Political” Criminal Law?

3 & 10 June 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Special Issue: Why is criminal law (not) exceptional?
With input from tbc
hosted by
Antony Duff & Christoph Burchard

17 July 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Rafi Reznik: tbc

24 July 2020, 6.30 p.m.
Alejandro Chehtman: tbc