Term #1

March / July 2020

In the virtual workshop on the political turn(s) in criminal law thinking, we seek to keep the discussions on criminal law and justice going, despite and because of the Corona crisis.



Vincent Chiao
Javier Wilenmann von Bernath

Rocío Lorca
Christoph Burchard

Malcolm Thorburn


Policing and Public Office

Stephanie Classmann

Fallacies, False Promises, and Liberal Theories of Criminalisation


Frank Zimmer-mann


Political Turns in Criminal Law Theory – Steps Towards a More “Political” Criminal Law?

Alejandro Chehtman


Defensive rights and the laws of armed war

Peter Ramsay


The Sovereign’s Presumption of Authority (aka The Presumption of Innocence)

Lindsay Farmer

The Market
in Criminal Law Theory

-> Chat

Carla Sepúlveda Penna

The political turn and the limits of criminal law:
limitation periods in comparative perspective

-> Chat

Wilenmann, Chiao, Lorca, Burchard

Framing the Political Turn

-> Chat Protocol


The voice of the polity in criminal law

-> Chat

Javier Ciguela Sola


Social Exclusion and the Political Legitimacy of Punishment

-> Chat

Rafi Reznik


Hobbes v. Heller