29 Mar Book Symposium: Justice in Extreme Cases–Criminal Law Theory Meets International Criminal Law, by Darryl Robinson
We’ve got yet another great symposium coming your way this week, this time featuring a discussion on Darryl Robinson’s latest, Justice in Extreme Cases: Criminal Law Theory Meets International Criminal Law, (Cambridge, 2020). From the publisher:
In Justice in Extreme Cases, Darryl Robinson argues that the encounter between criminal law theory and international criminal law (ICL) can be illuminating in two directions: criminal law theory can challenge and improve ICL, and conversely, ICL’s novel puzzles can challenge and improve mainstream criminal law theory. Robinson recommends a ‘coherentist’ method for discussions of principles, justice and justification. Coherentism recognizes that prevailing understandings are fallible, contingent human constructs. This book will be a valuable resource to scholars and jurists in ICL, as well as scholars of criminal law theory and legal philosophy.
Robinson’s introduction will start us off later this morning, and we will then have contributions from Elies van Sliedregt, Carsten Stahn, Liana Minkova, Adejoké Babington-Ashaye, Harmen van der Wilt and Saira Mohamed throughout the week before Robinson’s response post reflecting on the positions offered by the other authors closes out the symposium.
Please follow the discussion and weigh in in the comments!