The Trial on Trial: Towards a Communicative Approach to Criminal Proceedings

Seminar with Antony Duff


As a theory of criminal law that combines both retributivist and restorative elements, Antony Duff’s theory of communicative criminal law is widely celebrated as one of the most significant contributions to the philosophy of criminal law of the past decades. In his keynote lecture, Duff will explain the implications of his theory for the criminal trial. Anne Ruth Mackor (Groningen), Ferry de Jong (Utrecht) and Esther Nauta (Utrecht) will respond.

Antony Duff is emeritus professor of legal philosophy and criminal law at the universities of Stirling and Minnesota, fellow of the British Academy and honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh. 


14:30 – Coffee / tea
15:00 – Opening and introduction
15:10 – Keynote lecture by Antony Duff
16:00 – Responses
16:20 – Reply
16:35 – Discussion with audience
17:00 – Drinks

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University Hall, Domplein 29, Utrecht

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