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alp22@cam.ac.uk

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Room: Mallory Court, B17

MJur. (Oxon), Dr iur (Berlin)
Reader in Criminal Law and Philosophy; Director, Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics (IoC); Chair of the Degree Committee; Director of the Graduate Programme

CV / Biography

Dr Antje du Bois-Pedain is Reader in Criminal Law and Philosophy in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics at the Institute of Criminology, where she leads some of the Centre’s research projects and has initiated the Centre’s Judicial-Academic Roundtable on Sentencing. She also founded and convened the Cambridge Transitional Justice Research Network, an informal association of Cambridge-based scholars working on issues of post-conflict justice and socio-political reform.

Dr du Bois-Pedain has published widely on criminal law and criminal justice ethics, transitional justice and penal theory. In her capacity as Director (and formerly Deputy Director) of the Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics, she has revived the Centre's book series on Penal Theory and Ethics with Hart/Bloomsbury with an edited collection on Criminal Law and the Authority of the State (co-edited with M Ulvang and P Asp, Hart/Bloomsbury 2017; paperback edn 2019). A further volume, on Penal Censure: Engagements Within and Beyond Desert Theory (co-edited with Anthony Bottoms) has appeared in 2019. 

Her other publications include a research monograph on Transitional Amnesty in South Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2007, paperback edition 2011) and edited collections on Liberal Criminal Theory: Essays for Andreas von Hirsch (co-edited with A.P. Simester and U. Neumann, Hart Publishing, 2014); Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa (co-edited with François du Bois; Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Freedom and Responsibility in Reproductive Choice (co-edited with J.R. Spencer; Hart Publishing, 2006). She held a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship in 2012 and received a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant in 2013. Through collaborative research projects and networks, Dr du Bois-Pedain has forged connections to scholars from around the globe. Standing collaborations include a funded network on German and Anglo-American Dialogues in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, and various other projects by international scholars concerned to revive transnational criminal law conversations.

Dr du Bois-Pedain is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and has assessed major research applications for governmental bodies in various European countries. She is an editorial board member (thematic editor for Comparative Law and Legal Theory) of the Criminal Law Forum, a member of the editorial committee and of the case note committee of the Cambridge Law Journal, and regularly reviews manuscripts for leading publishers and journals internationally. Dr du Bois-Pedain is a fully qualified German laywer (First and Second State Examinations in Law, Hamburg, grades “gut”). She also holds a first-class M.Jur degree from the University of Oxford and was awarded her doctorate “summa cum laude” from the Humboldt-University of Berlin.

Dr du Bois-Pedain lectures and supervises Criminal Law and teaches a seminar course in Ethics and the Criminal Law at undergraduate level. She lectures on theories underpinning sentencing in the Tripos paper on Criminology, Sentencing and the Penal System, and teaches a seminar on Penal Theories in the MPhil programme at the Institute of Criminology. For PhD students in law and criminology who work on ethical or theoretical questions of criminal law and criminal justice, she co-convenes the Criminal Jurisprudence and Philosophy Group, a work-in-progress group that meets every two weeks during full term. She supervises PhD students in the Faculty of Law and in the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLIS). She has also supervised an MPhil student in the Institute of Criminology.

Visit Dr du Bois-Pedain's SSRN page (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1229319) for some of her papers including forthcoming work not yet listed in the list of publications below.

Publications

 

Books

"Penal Censure: Engagements Within and Beyond Desert Theory (co-edited with Anthony E Bottoms) (Oxford, Hart/Bloomsbury, 2019)." (Ed)

Published Sep 2018

"Criminal Law and the Authority of the State (edited with Magnus Ulväng and Petter Asp) (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017), vii + 245 pp." (Hart/Bloomsbury) (Ed)

"Liberal Criminal Theory: Essays for Andreas von Hirsch (edited with AP Simester and Ulfrid Neumann) (Hart Publishing 2014 (hardback) and 2016 (paperback)), xxix + 375 pp." (Hart Publishing)

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN 13:
978-1-84946-514-4
Published Aug 2014

"Transitional Amnesty in South Africa (Cambridge 2011 (paperback edn of 2007 hardback)), xxvi + 391 pp." (Cambridge University Press)

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13:
9781107404014
Published Aug 2011

"Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa (Cambridge 2008), xii + 322 pp. (co-edited with François du Bois)" (Cambridge University Press) (Ed)

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13:
9780521882057
Published Aug 2008

"Transitional Amnesty in South Africa (Cambridge 2007 (hardback)), xxvi + 391 pp." (Cambridge University Press)

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13:
9780521878296
Published Aug 2007

"Freedom and Responsibility in Reproductive Choice (Oxford and Portland 2006), xxxiii + 201 pp. (co-edited with J.R. Spencer)" (Hart Publishing) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
John Spencer
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN:
1841135828
ISBN 13:
9781841135823
Published Apr 2006

Articles

"In Defence of Substantial Sentencing Discretion" (2017) 3 Criminal Law Forum 391-435

Citation:
(2017) 3 Criminal Law Forum 391-435
Published: Sep 2017

"Violent Dynamics: Exploring Responsibility-Attribution for Harms Inflicted During Spontaneous Group Violence" (2016) 6 (4) Onati Socio-legal Series 1053-1078

Citation:
(2016) 6 (4) Onati Socio-legal Series 1053-1078
Published: Dec 2016

"‘Nemo tenetur’ im Vereinigten Königreich unter besonderer Berücksichtigung steuerlicher Auskunftspflichten und –verfahren" (2016) 5 Neue Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts-, Steuer- und Unternehmensstrafrecht (NZWiSt) 289-302 (part 1) and 329-336 (part 2)

Citation:
(2016) 5 Neue Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts-, Steuer- und Unternehmensstrafrecht (NZWiSt) 289-302 (part 1) and 329-336 (part 2)
Published: Aug 2016

"Hegel and the Justification of Real-world Penal Sanctions" (2016) 29 Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 37-70

Citation:
(2016) 29 Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 37-70
DOI:
10.1017/cjlj.2016.2
Published: Feb 2016

"Strafrechtliche Praxisformen jenseits des Nationalstaats (Swoboda und Meyer)" (2015) 6 Rechtswissenschaft 223-233

Citation:
(2015) 6 Rechtswissenschaft 223-233
DOI:
DOI: 10.5771/1868-8098-2015-2-223
Published: May 2015

"The Wrongfulness Constraint in Criminalisation" (2014) 8 Criminal Law & Philosophy 149-169 (Published online: 27 September 2012)

Citation:
(2014) 8 Criminal Law & Philosophy 149-169 (Published online: 27 September 2012)
Published: Sep 2012

"Hearsay exceptions and fair trial rights in Strasbourg" (2012) 71 Cambridge Law Journal 457-460.

"Artikel 6 Abs. 3 lit. d EMRK und der nicht verfügbare Zeuge: Weist der modifizierte Lucà-Test den Weg aus der Sackgasse?" (2012) 13 HRRS: Onlinezeitschrift für höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung zum Strafrecht 120–138.

Citation:
(2012) 13 HRRS: Onlinezeitschrift für höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung zum Strafrecht 120–138.
Published: Mar 2012

"Once a sex offender, always a reoffending risk?" (2010) 69 Cambridge Law Journal 428-430.

"The right to family life in extradition cases: more defendant-friendly than Strasbourg requires" (2010) 69 Cambridge Law Journal 223–225.

Citation:
(2010) 69 Cambridge Law Journal 223–225.
Published: Jul 2010

"Die Strafbarkeit untreueartigen Verhaltens im englischen Recht: ‘Fraud by abuse of position’ und andere einschlägige Strafvorschriften" (2010) 122 Zeitschrift für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft (ZStW) 325-353.

Citation:
(2010) 122 Zeitschrift für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft (ZStW) 325-353.
Published: Jun 2010

"Terrorist possession offences: curiosity kills the cat?" (2009) 68 Cambridge Law Journal 261–263.

Citation:
(2009) 68 Cambridge Law Journal 261–263.
Published: Jul 2009

"Under-age defendants, child sex offences and human rights" (2009) 68 Cambridge Law Journal 22–25.

"Access to justice and the exercise of powers under the Mental Health Act" (2007) 66 Cambridge Law Journal 525–528.

Citation:
(2007) 66 Cambridge Law Journal 525–528.
Published: Nov 2007

"Seeking healthcare elsewhere" (2007) 66 Cambridge Law Journal 44–47.

"On being dispossessed of a head of claim in a pending case" (2006) 65 Cambridge Law Journal 257–259.

Citation:
(2006) 65 Cambridge Law Journal 257–259.
Published: Jul 2006

"Das kleine Einmaleins des Rechtsstaats und die Fallstricke der Terrorbekämpfung in England" (2006) 7 HRRS: Onlinezeitschrift für höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung zum Strafrecht, 1–9. [Translated into Turkish and published in Kayihan Icel and Yener Ünver (eds.), Terör ve Düsman Ceza Hukuku (Ankara: Seckin, 2008) pp. 691–705.]

Citation:
(2006) 7 HRRS: Onlinezeitschrift für höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung zum Strafrecht, 1–9. [Translated into Turkish and published in Kayihan Icel and Yener Ünver (eds.), Terör ve Düsman Ceza Hukuku (Ankara: Seckin, 2008) pp. 691–705.]
Published: Jun 2006

"HIV and responsible sexual behaviour" (2005) 64 Cambridge Law Journal 540–543.

Citation:
(2005) 64 Cambridge Law Journal 540–543.
Published: Nov 2005

"Doctors, parents and the courts: legitimising restrictions on the continued provision of lifespan-maximising treatments for severely handicapped, non-dying babies" (2005) 17 Child & Family Law Quarterly 535–544.

Citation:
(2005) 17 Child & Family Law Quarterly 535–544.
Published: Jul 2005

"Requiem for a fairytale" (2005) 64 Cambridge Law Journal 11–14.

"Do headscarfs bite?" (2004) 63 Cambridge Law Journal 537–540.

Citation:
(2004) 63 Cambridge Law Journal 537–540.
Published: Nov 2004

"Was amnesty a lottery? An empirical study of the decisions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Committee on Amnesty" (2004) 121 South African Law Journal 785–828.

Citation:
(2004) 121 South African Law Journal 785–828.
Published: Sep 2004

"Terminating care" (2004) 63 Cambridge Law Journal 306–309.

Citation:
(2004) 63 Cambridge Law Journal 306–309.
Published: Jul 2004

"Unconventional justice in the House of Lords" (2004) 63 Cambridge Law Journal 19–21.

"Intention and the terrorist example" [2003] Crim.L.R. 579–593.

Citation:
[2003] Crim.L.R. 579–593.
Published: Aug 2003

"Condemned to lifelong ignorance" (2003) 62 Cambridge Law Journal 269–272.

Citation:
(2003) 62 Cambridge Law Journal 269–272.
Published: Jul 2003

"The human rights dimension of the Diane Pretty case" (2003) 62 Cambridge Law Journal 181–206.

Citation:
(2003) 62 Cambridge Law Journal 181–206.
Published: Mar 2003

"Assisted suicide and personal autonomy" (2002) 61 Cambridge Law Journal 511–514.

Citation:
(2002) 61 Cambridge Law Journal 511–514.
Published: Jul 2002

"‘With or without me’: The ECJ adopts a pose of studied neutrality towards EU enlargement" (2002) 51 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 981–989.

Citation:
(2002) 51 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 981–989.
Published: May 2002

"A hollow victory: The ECJ rules on direct effect of freedom of establishment provisions in Europe Agreements" (2002) 61 Cambridge Law Journal 284–287.

Citation:
(2002) 61 Cambridge Law Journal 284–287.
Published: Mar 2002

"The emergence of state duties to prosecute perpetrators of grave human rights violations in international human rights law – a jurisprudential perspective" (2002) 13 King’s College Law Journal 53–74.

Citation:
(2002) 13 King’s College Law Journal 53–74.
Published: Jan 2002

Book Chapters

""Penal Desert and the Passage of Time"", Penal Censure: Engagements Within and Beyond Desert Theory (co-edited with Anthony E Bottoms) (Oxford, Hart/Bloomsbury, 2019). (Ed)

Published Sep 2018

"“Punishment as an Inclusionary Practice: Sentencing in a Liberal Constitutional State”", Antje du Bois-Pedain, Magnus Ulväng and Petter Asp (eds.), Criminal Law and the Authority of the State (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017) (Ed), pp. 199-227

Pages:
199-227
Published May 2017

"Unrechtsaufarbeitung und Verantwortungszuschreibung durch Wahrheitskommissionen", Roberto Wenin, Gabriele Fornasari and Emanuela Fronza (eds.), La persecuzione dei crimini internazionali. Una riflessione sui diversi meccanismi di risposta (Napoli: Editoriale Scientifica, 2015) pp. 129-141

Published Nov 2015

"The Place of Criminal Law Theory in the Constitutional State", A.P. Simester, Antje du Bois-Pedain and Ulfrid Neumann (eds.), Liberal Criminal Theory: Essays for Andreas von Hirsch (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014) pp. 305-325 (Ed)

Published Sep 2014

"Weltrechtspflege aus Solidarität? Die rechtsethische Begründung universaler Strafverfolgungskompetenzen für Völkerrechtsverbrechen" in A. von Hirsch et al, Solidarität im Strafrecht: Zur Funktion und Legitimation strafrechtlicher Solidaritätspflichten (Nomos), pp. 231-256

Publisher:
Nomos
Pages:
231-256
Co-Author/s:
A. von Hirsch et al
Published Mar 2013

"The Duty to Preserve Life and its Limits in English Criminal Law" in Dennis J. Baker and Jeremy Horder, The Sanctity of Life and the Criminal Law: The Legacy of Glanville Williams (Cambridge University Press) (Ed), pp. 296-327

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
296-327
ISBN 13:
978-1107020474
Co-Author/s:
Dennis J. Baker and Jeremy Horder
Published Feb 2013

"Accountability through conditional amnesty: the case of South Africa" in Francesca Lessa and Leigh A. Payne, Amnesty in the Age of Human Rights Accountability: Comparative and International Perspectives (Cambridge University Press) (Ed), pp. 238-262

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
238-262
ISBN 13:
9781107617339
Co-Author/s:
Francesca Lessa and Leigh A. Payne
Published Feb 2012

"Post-conflict accountability and the demands of justice: Can conditional amnesties take the place of criminal prosecutions?" in Nicola Palmer, Phil Clark and Danielle Granville, Critical Perspectives in Transitional Justice (Intersentia) (Ed), pp. 459-483

Publisher:
Intersentia
Pages:
459-483
ISBN 13:
978-1-78068-035-4
Co-Author/s:
Nicola Palmer, Phil Clark and Danielle Granville
Published Jan 2012

"Von der ‘moralischen Wollust des Strafens’ oder: Strafgewalt ohne Staatsgewalt aus hegelianischer Sicht", Andreas von Hirsch, Ulfrid Neumann and Kurt Seelmann (eds.), Strafe – Warum? Gegenwärtige Strafbegründungen im Lichte von Hegels Straftheorie (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2011), pp. 205-232.

"Die Beteiligung an fremder Selbstschädigung als eigenständiger Typus moralisch relevanten Verhaltens – Ein Beitrag zur Strukturanalyse des indirekten Paternalismus", Andreas von Hirsch, Ulfrid Neumann and Kurt Seelmann (eds.), Paternalismus im Strafrecht: Die Kriminalisierung von selbstschädigendem Verhalten (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2010), pp. 33-56.

"Post-conflict Justice and the Reconciliatory Paradigm: The South African Experience", François du Bois and Antje du Bois-Pedain (eds.), Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008) pp. 289–311 (co-author: François du Bois).

ISBN 13:
9780521882057
Published Jan 2008

"Communicating Criminal and Political Responsibility in the TRC Process", François du Bois and Antje du Bois-Pedain (eds.), Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008) pp. 62-89.

ISBN 13:
9780521882057
Published Jan 2008

"Intentional killings: the German law", J. Horder (ed), Homicide Law in Comparative Perspective (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007) pp. 55–81.

ISBN 13:
9781841136967
Published Jan 2007

"Is there a human right to die?", B. Brooks-Gordon et al (eds), Death Rites and Rights (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007) pp. 75–92.

ISBN 13:
9781841137322
Published Jan 2007

"The South African amnesty scheme – a model for dealing with systematic and politically motivated human rights violations?", G. Werle (ed), Justice in Transition – Prosecution and Amnesty in Germany and South Africa (Berlin: Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, 2006) pp. 199–216.

Published Jan 2006

"Approaches to strict and constructive liability in Continental criminal law", A.P. Simester (ed), Appraising Strict Liability (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) pp. 237–283 (co-author: J.R. Spencer).

ISBN 13:
978-0-19-927851-0
Published Jan 2005