International Governance Lunch: Power to punish: International Criminal justice and penal humanitarianism
Introduction by Kjersti Lohne
Lohne will present her research on the way in which humanitarianism enables penal power to move beyond the nation state.
Her talk is based on an article published in Theoretical Criminology for which she recently won the 2019 ESC Young Criminologist of the year. Based on a study of international criminal justice, her article applies and develops the notion of penal humanitarianism, and argues that that power to punish is particularly driven by humanitarian reason when punishment is disembedded from the nation state altogether.