The two-hour online event will consist of a welcome message by Professor Robert Spano
(President of the European Court of Human Rights), introductory remarks by Professors Andrew Ashworth
(University of Oxford), R A Duff
(University of Stirling) and Lucia Zedner
(University of Oxford), a brief presentation of the volume’s content by its editors, a panel discussion with the contributing authors and a Q&A session with the audience. The panel discussion will be led by three academic commentators, Professors Tatjana Hörnle
(MPI-CSL, Freiburg), Douglas Husak
(Rutgers University) and Valsamis Mitsilegas
(Queen Mary University of London), who will comment on core aspects of the book and its chapters and provide authors right of reply. Points of discussion will be based on the volume’s individual contributions as such and also evaluated in the light of the special topic ‘Proportionality and Criminal law in a State of Emergency’. The aim is to highlight the relevance of the book’s central topic to current emergency issues causing governments and international organisations to adopt highly intrusive restrictive measures and new (occasionally extreme) security and surveillance regimes.