#MeToo — Implications for Criminal Law?

3 okt 2018 11:15 3 okt 2018 12:30 ENG

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Tatjana Hörnle (Humboldt University of Berlin)

UiB's research group on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Faculty of Law is hosting its eighth annual Bergen Lecture in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.


This year's lecture is given by Prof. Dr. Tatjana Hörnle from the Humboldt University of Berlin and is titled #MeToo – Implications for Criminal Law?

The first part of the lecture is devoted to a critical analysis of the #MeToo-movement as a mechanism of social control. The second part covers implications for the criminal law. At present, legislatures in several countries have reformed their laws on sexual offenses, which was necessary in order to protect individuals' right to sexual autonomy. The emphasis for the lecture is not on details of these positive laws but on conceptual questions as the foundation for law reform, for instance the difference between a „No means No“-model and a „Only Yes means Yes“-model."


The Bergen Lecture in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is an annual lecture given at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, by a distinguished international expert.

The lecture is free and open to all.