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[Darryl Robinson is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law (Canada), specializing in international criminal justice.] I am deeply grateful to each of the contributors for their excellent additions to the conversation.  One of the themes of Justice in Extreme Cases is the important of deliberation in figuring out a framework for moral principles.  I agree with and welcome the...

[Saira Mohamed is Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law.] Darryl Robinson’s Justice in Extreme Cases: Criminal Law Theory Meets International Criminal Law offers a detailed and convincing argument for a mutually beneficial relationship between international criminal law and criminal law theory: just as criminal law theory can clarify and improve international criminal law, international criminal law can clarify and improve criminal law theory.  Based...

[Harmen van der Wilt is professor in International Criminal law at the University of Amsterdam.] In the lingering debate whether superior responsibility should be considered as a mode of accessorial liability or rather should qualify as a separate offence of dereliction of duty, Darryl Robinson has defended the former position. For the sake of brevity, a summary of the discussion should suffice. Scholars and practitioners who...

[Adejoké Babington-Ashaye is an international law specialist with a specialization in international criminal law, human rights, and public international law. She is the Co-Editor and Co-Author of International Criminal Investigations: Law and Practice (2018).] In 2018, by a narrow majority, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) overturned Jean-Pierre Bemba’s conviction for crimes committed between October 2002 and March 2003 by Bemba’s Mouvement de...

[Liana Georgieva Minkova recently defended her PhD at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK, and holds a full award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnership.] Starting with the proposition that law is ‘an enterprise of reasoning’ (p. 54), Darryl Robinson’s Justice in Extreme Cases makes an important contribution to the literature examining the complicated question of delineating...

[Carsten Stahn is a Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice at Leiden Law School, Programme Director of the Grotius Centre (The Hague).] ‘Sisyphus, proletarian of the gods, powerless and rebellious, knows the whole extent of his wretched condition: it is what he thinks of during his descent […] This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each...

[Elies van Sliedregt is professor of international and comparative criminal law at Leeds University and Director of its Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) and she is senior editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law and a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.] This is an awesome book. The sort of book I wish I had written. When I researched...

 [Darryl Robinson is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law (Canada), specializing in international criminal justice.]  I am deeply grateful to each of the scholars who have contributed to this symposium. Together they have produced a wonderful collection of insightful reactions. I also thank Opinio Juris, and in particular Kevin Heller and Jessica Dorsey, for hosting this exchange. Justice in Extreme Cases...

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...

[Charles C. Jalloh is a Professor of Law at Florida International University, USA. Jalloh previously served as a legal adviser in the Special Court for Sierra Leone and is founder of the Center for International Law and Policy in Africa based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. His related works include, as editor, The Sierra Leone Special Court and Its Legacy: The Impact for Africa and International Criminal...

[Joseph Rikhof is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Common Law of the University of Ottawa. Until his retirement in 2017 he was also a senior counsel at the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Canadian Department of Justice. This essay was initially prepared at the request of FIU Law Review for its micro-symposium on The Legal Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone by Charles C. Jalloh (Cambridge, 2020)....

[Linda E. Carter is a Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita at University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This essay was initially prepared at the request of FIU Law Review for its micro-symposium on The Legal Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone by Charles C. Jalloh (Cambridge, 2020). An edited and footnoted version is forthcoming in Volume 15.1 of the law review in...