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Datum: 29. Juni 2020 - 30. Juni 2020
Ort: Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, University of London / UK - Externe Veranstaltung

In re­cent years the­re ha­ve be­en si­gni­fi­cant chal­len­ges to tra­di­tio­nal con­cepts of ju­ris­dic­ti­on in the cri­mi­nal law. The in­cre­a­sing com­ple­xi­ty of cer­tain fi­nan­ci­al tran­sac­ti­ons and the ad­vent of tech­no­lo­gies li­ke cryp­to­cur­ren­cies ha­ve rai­sed ques­ti­ons about whe­re con­duct has ta­ken place, and the au­t­ho­ri­ty of cer­tain na­tio­nal­ly-ba­sed agen­cies to in­ves­ti­ga­te and pro­se­cu­te of­fences. In re­spon­se, states ha­ve clai­med ju­ris­dic­ti­on over con­duct which ta­kes place in for­eign coun­tries whe­re its on­ly ne­xus is ba­sed on the na­tio­na­li­ty of the ac­tors or vic­tims, par­ti­cu­lar state in­te­rests im­pli­ca­ted by the cri­me, or in­de­ed, even the ‘wrong­ful­ness’ of the con­duct. In ad­di­ti­on, the de­ve­lop­ment of the in­ter­net con­ti­nues to rai­se com­plex ques­ti­ons about the re­la­ti­on­ship bet­ween ‘cy­ber­space’ and par­ti­cu­lar geo­gra­phi­cal lo­ca­li­ties al­to­gether.

The aca­de­mic li­te­ra­ture on ju­ris­dic­ti­on has be­en slow to re­spond to the­se chal­len­ges. The­re is an ex­ten­si­ve prac­ti­cal/prac­ti­tio­ner li­te­ra­ture, pri­ma­ri­ly fo­cu­sed on the de­ve­lop­ment of so­lu­ti­ons to is­su­es as they co­me up in prac­ti­ce, whi­le other ju­ris­dic­tio­nal de­ba­tes are oc­cur­ring in aca­de­mic si­los wi­thout broa­der en­ga­ge­ment with the over­ar­ching con­cepts. The con­cept of ter­ri­to­ri­al ju­ris­dic­ti­on re­mains cen­tral to both the in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on and pro­se­cu­ti­on of cri­mi­nal of­fences to­day not­with­stan­ding the new de­ve­lop­ments. The aim of the work­shop would thus be to bring to­gether prac­ti­tio­ners and aca­de­mics to re­flect on the chal­len­ges to con­cepts of ju­ris­dic­ti­on and to sti­mu­la­te new per­spec­ti­ves on ju­ris­dic­ti­on and the cri­mi­nal law.

N.B. a con­fe­rence re­gis­tra­ti­on fee will ap­p­ly though the­re will be dis­coun­ted ra­tes for ear­ly care­er re­se­ar­chers and post­gra­dua­tes.


Aca­de­mic Di­rec­tors:

Pro­fes­sor Lind­say Far­mer • Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow

Pro­fes­sor Ju­lia Hörn­le • Queen Ma­ry Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don

Dr. Mi­cheál Ó Floinn • Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow

Pro­fes­sor Da­vid Or­me­rod QC • Law Com­mis­sio­ner and Uni­ver­si­ty Col­le­ge Lon­don