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ERC Research Seminar (8): The act requirement

9 March 2021, 4:00 PM6:00 PM GMT

The eighth meeting of the project’s research seminar this term (T2, 2020–21) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 9 March, 2021, online via Zoom (the possibility of convening physically will be reviewed). The link to the Zoom meeting location is available to the registered participants.

The topic for this meeting is: The act requirement

  • Questions: Does criminal responsibility depend on the performance of a voluntary act? What is a voluntary act, in the relevant sense? Is there a convincing rationale for the requirement?
  • Readings:
    • Duff, R. A. 2007. Answering for Crime: Responsibility and Liability in the Criminal Law. Hart. Chap. 5 “Criminally Responsible for What? (2) Action and Crime.”
    • Moore, Michael S. 1993. Act and Crime. Oxford, UK: Oxford UP. Chap. 1 “Introduction” and Chap. 2 “The Doctrinal Unity of the Act Requirement.”

For the schedule for the whole term, see this post.


9 March 2021
4:00 PM–6:00 PM GMT
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