International Workshop

Effectiveness and Proportionality

Modern Challenges in Security Law and Criminal Justice

17–18 October 2019

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Organizers

Synopsis

The principle of proportionality and the guarantees it provides for individuals and for the integrity of the delivery and administration of justice in general are diachronic cornerstones in rule-of-law based systems. The issue of effectiveness, ever-present in policy programmes and socio-legal debates, arguably constitutes an essential element of contemporary crime control strategies, conflict resolution mechanisms, and sanction models as well. In this context, effectiveness and proportionality can be seen on the one hand as a dipole and on the other as interdependent concepts. In view of the challenges in terms of crime prevention and crime repression generated by the modern global risk society, this international workshop seeks to reassess the old and to develop and analyse new approaches to the notions of ‘efficiency’ and ‘proportionality’ in criminal matters and the new security architecture. This discourse should not be limited to the standard issues of sentencing and judicial review in traditional criminal proceedings. Rather, the workshop’s purpose is the cross-jurisdictional and cross-disciplinary exploration of questions and functional solutions relevant to central issues of legal philosophy, criminalization policies, constitutional and security law, alternative types of justice delivery, transnational, supranational, and international law enforcement, as well as human rights, public international, and international humanitarian law. The studies prepared for this workshop by leading academics and practitioners from the US, the UK, Canada, Continental Europe, and Scandinavia will be discussed over the course of two days and in three thematic panel sessions. Their final content and the scientific results as reflected in the contributions by the expert participants will be published in an edited volume.

Speakers and discussion moderators

  • Prof. Hans-Jörg Albrecht (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law)
  • Prof. Ilias Anagnostopoulos (University of Athens)
  • Prof. Lorena Bachmaier (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Dr. Emmanouil Billis, LL.M. (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law)
  • Prof. em. Michael Bothe (University of Frankfurt)
  • Prof. Johan Boucht (University of Oslo)
  • Prof. em. Nestor Courakis (University of Athens)
  • Prof. Markus Dubber (University of Toronto) (tbc)
  • Prof. em. Antony Duff (University of Stirling)
  • Prof. Thomas Elholm (University of Copenhagen)
  • Emanuela-Chiara Gillard, LL.M. (Royal Institute of International Affairs, London)
  • Prof. Tatjana Hörnle (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law)
  • Prof. John Jackson (University of Nottingham)
  • Dr. Konstanze Jarvers (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law) (tbc)
  • Dr. Nandor Knust (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law)
  • Prof. Claes Lernestedt (Stockholm University)
  • Prof. Russell Miller (Washington and Lee University)
  • Prof. Valsamis Mitsilegas (Queen Mary University of London) (tbc)
  • Prof. Christos Mylonopoulos (University of Athens, President EICLI)
  • Dr. Vagia Polyzoidou (University of Nicosia)
  • Prof. Ralf Poscher (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law)
  • Prof. Julian Roberts (University of Oxford)
  • Prof. Jon Petter Rui (University of Bergen and University of Tromsø)
  • Prof. Ulrich Sieber (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law)
  • Prof. Robert Spano (Vice-President ECtHR)
  • Prof. Richard Vogler (University of Sussex)
  • Prof. em. Thomas Weigend (University of Cologne)
  • Prof. Lucia Zedner (University of Oxford)