GEORGE MOUSOURAKIS

Last Updated :2024/07/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
Self-introduction
Professor Mousourakis' research and teaching interests lie in the areas of Comparative and Transnational Law, Criminal Law, Legal Theory and Legal History (History of the Roman and Civil Law Tradition). His extensive portfolio of written work includes several books and a large number of articles, book chapters, book reviews and other works published internationally in English and other languages. Professor Mousourakis is currently member of various academic and professional bodies and regularly invited to participate in national and international scholarly conferences and workshops.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2016, 2020, Ritsumeikan University, College and Graduate School of International Relations, Associate Professor
  • 2000, 2015, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Faculty of Law, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
  • 1997, 2000, University of Queensland, Australia, School of Law, Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
  • 2006, 2009, Niigata University, Faculty of Law, Associate Professor
  • 2009, Osaka University, Faculty of Law, Visiting Professor
  • 1998, 1999, Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Visiting Professor
  • 2014, 2015, Kagoshima University, Research Center for the Pacific Islands, Visiting Professor
  • 1998, 1998, Marquette University, USA, School of Law, Program in Comparative and International Law, Adjunct Professor
  • 2013, 2014, University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Social and International Studies, Visiting Professor
  • 2006, Catholic University of Brussels, Summer Program in Legal Theory, Visiting Professor
  • 2004, 2004, Kyushu University, Faculty of Law, Visiting Research Professor
  • 2007, 2007, University of Cambridge, UK, Corpus Christi College, Research Fellow
  • 2004, 2004, University of Melbourne, Australia, Institute for Comparative and International Law, Research Fellow
  • 2002, 2002, University of Munich, Germany, Leopold Wenger Institute for Ancient Legal History and Papyrus Research, Visiting Research Fellow
  • 2002, 2002, University of Vienna, Austria, Faculty of Law, Visiting Research Fellow
  • 2009, 2009, University of Stockholm, Sweden, Faculty of Law, Visiting Research Fellow
  • 1993, 1994, University of Arizona, USA, School of Law & Department of Philosophy, Visiting Research Fellow
  • 2005, 2005, University of Heidelberg, Germany, Faculty of Law, Visiting Research Fellow
  • 2008, 2008, University of Trier, Germany, International Legal Studies Program, Academic Assessor
  • 2013, 2014, Kanagawa University, Graduate School of Law, PhD Program, Academic Assessor
  • 2018, 2018, Korea University, International Model UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, Academic Assessor
  • 2022/09/12, 2022/09/23, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Committee on Enforced Disappearances, Academic Representative

Educational Backgrounds

  • University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1986/10, 1991/11
  • University of Manchester, United Kingdom, 1984/10, 1986/07
  • University of Athens, Greece, 1978/10, 1983/06
  • University of Salzburg, Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, Austria, 2012, 2012
  • European University Institute, Department of Law, Erasmus Program, Italy, 1988/11, 1989
  • Freie University of Berlin, Summer Program in the Sociology of Law, Germany, 1988, 1988
  • University of Auckland, Centre for Continuing Education, Special Program in Japanese Culture, New Zealand, 2011, 2011
  • Ritsumeikan University, School of Law, Kyoto Seminar 2018 (Japanese Law), Japan, 2018, 2018
  • University of Arizona, Department of Philosophy, Course in Political Philosophy, USA, 1993, 1994

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
  • Master of Jurisprudence, University of Manchester
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Athens

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;law;Criminal law
  • Social sciences;law;Fundamental law
  • Social sciences;law;International law
  • Humanities;History;History of Europe and America

Research Keywords

  • Comparative Law Epistemology
  • Comparative Law Methodology
  • Roman and Civil Law Tradition
  • Legal Transplants
  • Rule of Law
  • Human Rights
  • Transnational Crime
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Criminal Law Defences
  • Restorative Justice

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Criminal Law Society of Japan
  • Editorial Board, Revista Ultracontinental de Literatura Jurídica, Associação de Letras Jurídicas de Montes Claros
  • Editorial Board, Hiroshima Law Journal
  • The University of Edinburgh Alumni Association
  • Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Japan Association for Legal Philosophy
  • Law and Political Science Association of Niigata University
  • International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
  • Advisory Board, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Ohio State University, USA
  • Australasian Law Teachers Association
  • Society for the Study of Ancient History
  • Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  • Hellenic National Commission for Human Rights
  • Editorial Board, Philosophia, International Journal of Philosophy
  • The University of Manchester Alumni Association
  • Editorial Board, South Pacific Studies Journal, Kagoshima University
  • Editorial Board, The University of Queensland Law Journal
  • Editorial Board, The Ritsumeikan Journal of International Studies, Ritsumeikan University
  • The University of Athens Law School Alumni Association

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Law and Politics I
  2. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, International Law
  3. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, International Human Rights Law
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Legal System and Japanese Society
  5. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Lecture of Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  6. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Lecture of Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  7. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  8. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences(English Class) Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  9. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Humanities and Social Sciences and Society(English Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  10. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Humanities and Social Sciences and Society(English Class) Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  11. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Project Research
  12. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, International Criminal Policy Seminar
  13. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Comparative Law
  14. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Medical Ethics and Law

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Legislation, Legal Development and Anomie in Plato's Philosophy of Law, Hiroshima Law Journal, 47(4), 1-25, 20240322
  2. ★, Continuity, Diversity and Change in the Islamic legal Tradition, Journal of Law and Politics, 56(4), 93-131, 202403
  3. ★, Rethinking the Pitfalls of International Law: Towards a New Theoretical Framework?, Revista Ultracontinental de Literatura Jurídica, 4(3), 118-136, 202312
  4. ★, Legal Sources and Juridical Literature in Byzantium: A Survey and Commentary, Hiroshima Law Journal, 47(1), 1-39, 202308
  5. ★, Comparative Law Before 1900, Revista Ultracontinental de Literatura Juridica, 3(2), 44-77, 202208
  6. ★, Grounds of Delictual Liability in Classical Roman Juridical Literature, Hiroshima Law Journal, 46(1), 1-38, 20220630
  7. ★, Charting the Domain of Comparative Law: A Jurisprudential and Interdisciplinary Approach, Hiroshima Law Journal, 45(4), 1-39, 20220318
  8. ★, Causation, Criminal Omissions and Medical Negligence: Some Doctrinal and Policy Aspects of a Common Law Approach, Journal of Law and Politics, 54(2), 1-39, 202112
  9. ★, Addressing Methodological Challenges in Comparative Law Research, The Hiroshima Law Journal, 44(4), 37-77, 20210310
  10. ★, Taxonomies of Legal Orders in Comparative Law Scholarship: A Historical and Contemporary Analysis, Journal of Law and Politics, 53(2), 49-88, 202101
  11. ★, Restorative Justice, Criminal Justice and the Community: Fostering a Collaborative Approach to Addressing Conflict and Crime, Revista Ultracontinental de Literatura Jurídica, 2(2), 88-115, 202105
  12. ★, Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Jury Courts in Late Republican Rome, The Hiroshima Law Journal, 45(2), 1-41, 20211028
  13. ★, Restorative Justice: Domestic and International Perspectives, The Ritsumeikan Journal of International Studies, 33(1), 55-86, 202006
  14. ★, Some Uses of the Comparative Law Method in the Practice and Theory of International Law, Journal of Law and Politics, 52(3), 69-101, 202004
  15. ★, Rethinking the Foundations of International Law: A Philosophical and Jurisprudential Perspective, The Ritsumeikan Journal of International Studies, 32(3), 61-77, 202002
  16. ★, Organ Transplantation and the Commercialization of Human Biological Material: Some Philosophical and Jurisprudential Implications, Journal of Biomedical Science, 1(4), 132-137, 202001
  17. ★, Judicial Rule-Making and the Role of Equity in the English Common Law Tradition: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Journal of Law and Politics, 52(1), 128-174, 201906
  18. ★, Restorative Justice: Perspectives on Contemporary Theoretical and Empirical Issues, Acta Juridica Hungarica, 59(3), 243-259, 201809
  19. ★, Responsibility, Blame and Criminal Liability: Rethinking the Grounds of Excusatory Defences in the Criminal Law, Philosophia, International Journal of Philosophy, 20(1), 1-18, 201901
  20. ★, Harm, Culpability and Criminal Liability: A Study of Justification and Excuse in Common Law Jurisprudence, Law and Forensic Science, 15(1), 45-59, 2018
  21. ★, Legal Comparatism in Classical Antiquity and the Early Modern Age: Tracing the Origins of the Comparative Law Discourse, Journal of Law and Politics, 51(1), 38-86, 201809
  22. ★, Bodies, Personhood and the Commercialization of Human Biological Material, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, 45(1), 119-136, 2018
  23. ★, Health Care Services for the Elderly in New Zealand: a Critical Perspective on Current Policy and Practice, South Pacific Studies, 38(2), 73-94, 201802
  24. ★, Historicism, Evolutionism and the Rise of Comparative Law: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Perspectives, Journal of Law and Politics, 50(3), 14-71, 201802
  25. ★, Uses and Limits of the Comparative Law Method in Lawmaking and Adjudication, The Ritsumeikan Journal of International Studies, 30(2), 279-301, 201710
  26. ★, Comparative Law, Legal Transplants and Legal Change, Law and Forensic Science, 14(2), 5-20, 2017
  27. ★, Accessorial Liability in the Criminal Law: A Common Law Perspective, Journal of Law and Politics, 49(3), 56-88, 201704
  28. ★, Traversing Legal Boundaries: Reflections on the Mission of Comparative Law in the Age of Globalization, Journal of Law and Politics, 48(4), 95-157, 201604
  29. ★, Roman Law, Medieval Jurisprudence and the Rise of the European Ius Commune: Perspectives on the Origins of the Civil Law Tradition, Journal of Law and Politics, 47(2), 22-84, 201503
  30. ★, Criminal Complicity in New Zealand Law, Comparative Law Review, 49(2), 207-234, 2015
  31. ★, Restorative Justice, Indigenous Custom and Justice Reform in New Zealand, South Pacific Studies, 36(1), 1-31, 2015
  32. ★, Elderly Health Care in New Zealand: Current Trends and Future Challenges, Kobe University Law Review, 47(1), 109-128, 2014
  33. ★, Legal Transplants and Legal Development: A Jurisprudential and Comparative Law Approach, Acta Juridica Hungarica, 54(3), 219-236, 2013
  34. ★, Individuality, Conformity and Freedom in Mass Society: A Millian Perspective Revisited, Lyceum, 13(1), 21-35, 2014
  35. ★, Fallibilism and Individuality in John Stuart Mill's Theory of Liberty, Ethics and Politics, 15(2), 386-396, 2013
  36. ★, Legality, the Trial Process and the Jury: A Common Lawyer's Perspective on the New Lay Assessor System in Japan, Journal of Law and Politics, 43(3), 95-125, 2011
  37. ★, Organ Procurement for Transplantation: Rethinking Problems of Legal Regulation, The Quarterly Review of Corporation Law and Society, 6(3), 103-115, 2010
  38. ★, Transplanting Legal Models Across Culturally Diverse Societies: A Comparative Law Perspective, Osaka Law Review, 57(1), 87-106, 2010
  39. ★, Restorative Justice Conferencing in New Zealand: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Implications, Nomos, 27, 43-66, 2010
  40. ★, Culpable Homicide and the Provocation Defence in English Law: An Historical and Contemporary Analysis, Journal of Law and Politics, 42(1), 37-64, 2009
  41. ★, How to Understand Loss of Control Defences in the Criminal Law, Comparative Law Review, 42(3), 115-139, 2009
  42. ★, Ius civile in artem redigere: Authority, Method and Argument in Roman Legal Science, The Kyoto Journal of Ancient History, 9, 33-46, 2009
  43. ★, Justifications, Excuses and the Reasonable Person Standard in the Criminal Law, Journal of Law and Politics, 41(2), 78-107, 2009
  44. ★, Defining Gender-Related Crimes Against Humanity Under the Statute of the International Criminal Court, Journal of Law and Politics, 40(4), 64-74, 2008
  45. ★, Legal Empiricism, Normativism and the Institutional Theory of Law, Philosophia, 37(2), 139-148, 2008
  46. ★, Conceptualizing Legal Change: A Comparative Law Approach, Acta Juridica Hungarica, 48(3), 259-280, 2007
  47. ★, Cumulative Provocation and Partial Defences in English Criminal Law: Some Comments on Recent Developments, Obiter, 28(2), 291-303, 2007
  48. ★, How Comparative Law Can Contribute to the Development of a General Theory of Legal Evolution, Tilburg Law Review, 14(3), 272-297, 2007
  49. ★, Family Conferencing for Young Offenders: Some Lessons from New Zealand, Journal of Law and Politics, 40(1), 38-68, 2007
  50. ★, Comparative Law and Legal Universalism, Journal for Juridical Science, 32(1), 144-162, 2007
  51. ★, Reason, Passion and Self-Control: Understanding the Moral Basis of the Provocation Defence, Sherbrooke University Law Review, 38(1), 215-232, 2007
  52. ★, Defending Victims of Domestic Abuse who Kill: A Perspective from English Law, Les Cahiers de Droit, 48(3), 351-371, 2007
  53. ★, Explaining Legal Transitions: Alan Watson's Comparative Theory of Legal Change Revisited, Revista Ultracontinental de Literatura Jurídica, 1(2), 94-116, 202012
  54. ★, Towards a Comparative Theory of Legal Change, Kansai Journal of Law and Politics, 27(1), 53-68, 2006
  55. ★, Power, Authority and Argument in Roman Legal Thought, Philosophia, 35(1), 2006
  56. ★, Rethinking the Theoretical Basis of the Defence of Necessity in the Criminal Law, Comparative Law Review, 39(2), 123-149, 2006
  57. ★, Excessive Self-Defence and Criminal Responsibility, Comparative Law Review, 39(3), 221-236, 2006
  58. ★, Restorative Justice Conferencing for Juvenile Offenders, Korean Journal of Victimology, 13(2), 77-111, 2005
  59. ★, Restorative Justice: Some Reflections on Contemporary Theory and Practice, Journal for Juridical Science, 29(1), 1-27, 2004
  60. ★, Wrongdoing, Culpability and the Logic of Criminal Law Defences, Acta Juridica Hungarica, 44(1-2), 67-88, 2003
  61. ★, Understanding and Implementing Restorative Justice, Tilburg Foreign Law Review, 11(3), 626-652, 2003
  62. ★, Mental Disorder and Criminal Liability: Tracing the Evolution of the Common Law Insanity Defence 2, The Hiroshima Law Journal, 25(2), 211-227, 2001
  63. ★, Mental Disorder and Criminal Liability: Tracing the Evolution of the Common Law Insanity Defence 1, The Hiroshima Law Journal, 25(1), 75-84, 2001
  64. ★, Provocation, Loss of Control and Criminal Responsibility, Journal for Juridical Science, 25(1), 89-103, 2000
  65. ★, Cumulative Provocation and Criminal Liability, Journal of Criminal Law, 63(3), 332-338, 2000
  66. ★, Excessive Self-Defence and Criminal Liability, South African Journal of Criminal Justice, 12(2), 143-154, 1999
  67. ★, Euthanasia, Doctor-Assisted Suicide and the Law: A Comparative Approach, The Hiroshima Law Journal, 23(1), 165-189, 1999
  68. ★, Emotion, Choice and the Rationale of the Provocation Defence, The Cambrian Law Review, 30(1), 21-30, 1999
  69. ★, Civil War, Rights, and the Application of International Humanitarian Law, Revue Egyptienne de Droit International, 55(1), 270-308, 1999
  70. ★, Character, Choice and Criminal Liability, Les Cahiers de Droit, 39(1), 51-73, 1998
  71. ★, Distinguishing Between Justifications and Excuses in the Criminal Law, Stellenbosch Law Review, 9(2), 165-181, 1998
  72. ★, Passion, Deliberation and the Theoretical Basis of the Provocation Defence, Hiroshima Law Journal, 27(4), 239-252, 20040322
  73. ★, Criminal Responsibility, Character and the Excuses, Obiter, 19(1), 1998
  74. ★, Justification and Excuse, Tilburg Foreign Law Review, 7(1), 35-63, 1998
  75. ★, Addressing Problems of Elderly Health Care in an Ageing Society: Some Lessons from Down Under, Journal of Law and Politics, 46(1), 28-64, 2013
  76. ★, Excuse, Justification and the Theoretical Basis of the Provocation Defence, Waseda Proceedings of Comparative Law, 11(1), 250-271, 2008
  77. ★, Liberalism, Fallibilism and Human Nature: An Inquiry into the Philosophy of J. S. Mill, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, 32(3), 207-218, 2005
  78. ★, Restorative Justice in Theory and Practice, Journal of Law and Political Science, 68(1), 156-183, 2004
  79. ★, Emotion, Choice and Criminal Responsibility, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, 27(1-2), 63-78, 2000
  80. ★, International Humanitarian Law and the Regulation of Internal Armed Conflicts, Journal of International Cooperation Studies, 7(1), 15-45, 1999
  81. ★, Utility and Rights in Francis Hutcheson's Ethical Theory, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, 24(4), 527-542, 1997
  82. ★, Excusing Conditions and Criminal Responsibility in Anglo-American Jurisprudence, Archivum iuridicum Cracoviense, 29-30, 1997

Publications such as books

  1. 2019, Comparative Law and Legal Traditions, Springer, 2019, Scholarly Book, Single work, 330
  2. 2018, Criminal Responsibility and Partial Excuses, Routledge, 2018, Scholarly Book, Single work, 222
  3. 2017, The Historical and Institutional Context of Roman Law, Routledge, 2017, Scholarly Book, Single work, 460
  4. 2015, Roman Law and the Origins of the Civil Law Tradition, Springer, 2015, Scholarly Book, Single work, 350
  5. 2012, Fundamentals of Roman Private Law, Springer, 2012, Scholarly Book, Single work, 400
  6. 2007, A Legal History of Rome, Routledge, 2007, Scholarly Book, Single work, 280
  7. 2006, Perspectives on Comparative Law and Jurisprudence, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006, Scholarly Book, Single work, 150
  8. 2019, Understanding and Implementing Restorative Justice, in C. Alkon & A. K. Schneider (eds), Negotiating Crime: Plea Bargaining, Problem Solving, and Dispute Resolution in the Criminal Context, Carolina Academic Press, 2019, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 12
  9. 2016, Towards a New Philosophy of International Law? A Perspective from Ronald Dworkin's Theory of Justice, in Current Problems in Legal Theory: Interactions of Law, Morality and Culture, Koyo Shobo, 2016, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 22
  10. 2015, Legal Responses to Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: a Comparative Analysis, in Kai K. (ed) Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in Common Law, Civil Law and Benelux Countries, Keio University Press, 2015, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 21
  11. 2014, Decriminalizing Prostitution: Some Lessons from Down Under, in A. Cadoppi (ed), Prostituzione e diritto penale. Problemi e prospettive, Dike Giuridica Editrice, 2014, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 15
  12. 2010, Personhood and the Commodification of the Human Body: Philosophical and Ethico-Legal Perspectives, in Kai K. (ed) Post-Genome Society and Medical Law, Shinzansha, 2010, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 20
  13. 2010, Justinian and the Corpus Iuris Civilis - Legal Education, in J.H. Merryman, D.S. Clark & J.O. Haley (eds), Comparative Law: Historical Development of the Civil Law Tradition in Europe, Latin America, and East Asia, Lexis Nexis, 2010, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  14. 2010, Processes of Reception, in J.H. Merryman, D.S. Clark & J.O. Haley (eds), Comparative Law: Historical Development of the Civil Law Tradition in Europe, Latin America, and East Asia, Lexis Nexis, 2010, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  15. 2003, The Historical and Institutional Context of Roman Law (1st edition), Ashgate, 2003, Scholarly Book, Single work, 460
  16. 2009, Legal Traditions, Families and the Concept of Legal Borrowing in Comparative Law, in Aspects of Asian Legal Culture, Institute of Legal Studies, Osaka, 2009, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 40
  17. 1999, Normativity, Morality and Legal Obligation in British and Continental Legal Positivism, in J. Llompart (ed) Theories of Law, Seibun-do, 1999, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 18
  18. 1998, Criminal Responsibility and Partial Excuses (1st edition), Dartmouth, 1998, Scholarly Book, Single work, 250
  19. 2006, Family Group Conferences with Juvenile Offenders in New Zealand in Proceedings of International Conference of the Korean Association of Victimology, Korean Association of Victimology, 2006, Others, Joint work
  20. 1998, Applying Humanitarian Law in Non-International Armed Conflicts, in Anuario de Derecho Internacional, University of Pamplona Press, 1998, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  21. 2008, Liberalism, Fallibilism and Individual Self-Development: Some Comments on a Millian Perspective, in The Annals of Legal Philosophy, The Japan Association of Legal Philosophy, 2008, Scholarly Book, Joint work

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Medical Aid in Dying: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives, 2023/05/18, With Invitation, English, University of Parma, Faculty of Law, Department of Penal Law, Parma, Italy
  2. Equity and Equitable Remedies in Common Law and Roman Law, Symposium in Comparative Legal Traditions, 2022/09/16, With Invitation, English, Association of Comparative and Transnational Law, Bern, Switzerland
  3. The Use of Foreign Precedents in Criminal Law Adjudication: A Common Law Perspective, Comparative Law and the Courts, 2019/08/15, With Invitation, English, Association of Comparative and Transnational Law, Prague
  4. Wrongdoing, Culpability and the Role of Excuses: A Study in the Philosophy of Criminal Law, Justice, Dignity and the Rule of Law, 2018/12/13, With Invitation, English, The 11th East Asian Conference on Philosophy of Law, The University of Hong Kong
  5. Criminal Complicity and Derivative Liability, 2018/09/12, With Invitation, English, Department of Penal Sciences, University of Parma, Italy
  6. Omissions, Medical Negligence and Criminal Liability, 2018/01/26, With Invitation, English, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hiroshima University
  7. Natural Law, Nationalism and the Codification Movement in the Age of Enlightenment, 2018/01/24, With Invitation, English, Global Studies Program, Hiroshima Jogakuin University
  8. Humanism and the Development of Legal Thought in the Renaissance Era, 2018/01/23, With Invitation, English, Global Studies Program, Hiroshima Jogakuin University
  9. Legal Education in Late Medieval Europe, 2018/01/22, With Invitation, English, Global Studies Program, Hiroshima Jogakuin University
  10. The Doctrine of Criminal Complicity: Comparative and Common Law Perspectives, Chugoku and Shikoku Annual Law and Politics Conference, 2017/10/22, With Invitation, English, Ehime University, Matsuyama
  11. Broadening Legal Perspectives: the Challenge of Transnational Legal Education, Legal Education in the Era of Glocalization, 2015/12/03, With Invitation, English, Graduate School of Law, Kanagawa University
  12. Roman Law in New Zealand Legal Education and Case Law, 2015/09/30, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, University of Verona, Italy
  13. Restorative Justice, Indigenous Custom and the Limits of Judicial Reform: A New Zealand Perspective, 2015/05/23, With Invitation, English, Kansai Association of Legal Philosophy, Doshisha University
  14. Maori Customs, Indigenous Policies and Justice Reform in New Zealand, 2014/12/10, With Invitation, English, Research Center for the Pacific Islands, Kagoshima University
  15. Criminal Complicity in New Zealand Law, 2014/12/01, With Invitation, English, Institute of Comparative Law, Waseda Univesity, Tokyo
  16. Restorative Justice Conferencing, 2014/03/10, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Ehime University
  17. Legality, Criminal Justice and the Quasi-Jury System in Japan, Jurisprudenza, Legalita e Diritto Penale, 2014/10/07, With Invitation, English, Department of Penal Sciences, Universiy of Parma, Italy
  18. Restorative Justice and Youth Justice Conferencing: Lessons from Down Under, 2014/11/17, With Invitation, English, Research Center for the Pacific Islands, Kagoshima University
  19. Elderly Health Care in New Zealand: Current Trends and Future Challenges, Conference on Comparative Elder Law, 2013/01/22, With Invitation, English, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University
  20. Decriminalizing Prostitution: Lessons from New Zealand, The Legal Treatment of Prostitution in Comparative Perspective, 2011/09/14, With Invitation, English, Department of Penal Sciences, Universiy of Parma, Italy
  21. Asian Law and Comparative Legal Education: a Proposed Curriculum Design, 2013/01/06, With Invitation, English, Graduate School of Social and International Studies, University of Tsukuba
  22. Restorative Justice, Reintegrative Shaming and Rehabilitation, 2011/09/15, With Invitation, English, Department of Penal Sciences, University of Parma, Italy
  23. Restorative Justice Conferencing in New Zealand: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Implications, 2011/01/29, With Invitation, English, Kansai Association of Legal Philosophy, Doshisha University
  24. Lay Participation in the Administration of Justice: Some Comments on the Introduction of a Hybrid Jury System in Japan, Japan and the EU in Transition: Legal Reforms in a Globalized World, 2009/11/02, With Invitation, English, Japan-EU Research Center, University of Leuven, Belgium
  25. Body Commodification and Organ Procurement: Ethical and Socio-Legal Challenges, International Conference on Comparative Medical Law, 2009/10/24, With Invitation, English, Institute of Comparative Law, Waseda University
  26. Liberalism, Individuality and Toleration: Some Comments on a Millian Perspective, Annual Conference of the Japan Association for Legal Philosophy, 2008/11/22, With Invitation, English, Japan Association for Legal Philosophy, Gakushuin University, Tokyo
  27. Excuse, Justification and the Theoretical Basis of the Provocation Defence, International Symposium in Comparative Criminal Law, 2008/07/12, With Invitation, English, Institute of Comparative Law, Waseda University, Tokyo
  28. Personhood and the Commodification of the Human Body: Philosophical and Jurisprudential Problems, International Conference on Comparative Medical Law, 2008/06/29, With Invitation, English, Institute of Comparative Law, Waseda University, Tokyo
  29. Developing Problem-Solving Skills in Common Law Legal Education, Symposium on Legal Education, 2006/10/14, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Meiji-Gakuin University, Tokyo
  30. Restorative Justice, Criminal Justice and Just Deserts, 2006/08/15, With Invitation, English, School of Law, Catholic University of Brussels, Belgium
  31. Family Group Conferences with Juvenile Offenders in New Zealand: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Policy and Practice, International Conference of the Korean Association of Victimology, 2006/04/29, With Invitation, English, Korean Association of Victimology, Korean National Police Agency, Seoul, South Korea
  32. C. Beccaria and the Origins of the Classical School of Criminology, 2006/06/28, With Invitation, English, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  33. Philosophical Positivism and the Rise of the Italian School of Criminology, 2006/06/29, With Invitation, English, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  34. Partial Defences to Murder in English Criminal Law: Assessing Proposals for Reform, Symposium in Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, 2005/09/27, With Invitation, English, Department of Penal Sciences, University of Parma, Italy
  35. Addressing Methodological Issues in Comparative Law, 2005/09/20, With Invitation, English, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, University of Hong Kong
  36. Designing Restorative Justice Programs for Young and First-Time Offenders, International Conference on Restorative Justice, 2005/04/28, With Invitation, English, Korean Association of Victimology, Daejeon University, South Korea
  37. Understanding the Theoretical Basis of the Necessity Defence, 2004/12/15, With Invitation, English, Institute of Comparative Law, Waseda University, Tokyo
  38. Attempts and Conspiracies in English and New Zealand Criminal Law, 2004/02/06, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Hiroshima University
  39. Legal Education in Common Law and Civil Law: a Comparative Analysis, Symposium on Legal Education, 2004/12/10, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Meiji-Gakuin University, Tokyo
  40. Aequitas and Ius Naturale in Roman Legal Thought, 2004/10/05, With Invitation, English, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  41. The Problem of Criminal Responsibility of Minors in International Criminal Law (commentary), The Seventeenth International Congress of Penal Law, 2004/09/17, With Invitation, English, International Association of Penal Law, Beijing, China
  42. Just Deserts, Choice and the Logic of Criminal Law Defences, Pluralism and Law, Twentieth World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 2001/06/23, With Invitation, English, The International Association for Philosophy Of Law and Social Philosophy, Vrije University, Amsterdam
  43. Reality, the Adversarial System and the Jury, 2000/04/12, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  44. Mental Disorder and Criminal Liability: Tracing the Evolution of the Common Law Insanity Defence, 2000/02/05, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Hiroshima University
  45. Euthanasia, Doctor-Assisted Suicide and the Criminal Law, 1999/01/23, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Hiroshima University
  46. International Criminalization of Human Rights Abuses in Internal Armed Conflicts, 1998/12/12, With Invitation, English, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University
  47. H.L.A. Hart on Criminal Responsibility and the Excuses: A Critical Perspective, Symposium on Anglo-American legal philosophy, 1997/05/24, With Invitation, English, The Kansai Association for Legal Philosophy, Doshisha University, Kyoto
  48. Strict and Absolute Liability Offences in New Zealand Law, 1997/05/21, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Kyoto University
  49. Justification and Excuse in the Criminal Law: Comparative Perspectives, 1997/05/15, With Invitation, English, Centre for European Studies, Nanzan University, Nagoya
  50. Normative Involuntariness and Criminal Law Excuses, 1997/04/14, With Invitation, English, Institute for Comparative Law in Japan, Chuo University, Tokyo
  51. Excusing Conditions and Criminal Liability: Anglo- American and Continental European Perspectives, 1995/01/12, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Tohoku University, Sendai
  52. Excessive Self-Defence and Culpable Homicide: A Common Law Perspective, 1994/01/22, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Konan University
  53. Suppressing Trafficking in Persons: Assessing Recent Domestic and International Initiatives, Globalization and Transnational Crime, 2017/09/15, With Invitation, other, Institute of Comparative and Transnational Law, Athens
  54. The Challenge of Transnational Legal Education: Some Methodological Issues, 2016/09/06, With Invitation, other, Institute of Comparative and Transnational Law, Athens
  55. Cultural Circumstances as a Mitigating Factor in Sentencing, 2013/01/13, With Invitation, English, Graduate School of Social and International Studies, University of Tsukuba
  56. Addressing Juvenile Offending through Restorative Conferencing, 2011/02/16, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Kansai University
  57. Restorative Justice Conferencing, 2003/02/05, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, Hiroshima University
  58. Necessity, Responsibility and Criminal liability: A Common Law Perspective, 1995/04/27, With Invitation, English, Faculty of Law, University of Trento, Italy

Awards

  1. 1987, Council of Europe Award for Legal Research, The Council of Europe
  2. 1989, Erasmus Fellowship Award, European Union
  3. 1988, Free University of Berlin Fellowship Award, Free University of Berlin & W. Berlin Government
  4. 1990, Cowan House Scholarship Award, University of Edinburgh
  5. 1990, Postgraduate Research Award, University of Edinburgh, Centre for Criminology and the Social and Philosophical Study of Law
  6. 2014, Teaching Fellowship Award, Kagoshima University, Research Center for the Pacific Islands
  7. 2014, International Conference Grant Award, University of Parma, Department of Penal Sciences
  8. 2013, Teaching Fellowship Award, University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Social and International Studies
  9. 2013, Research and Conference Grant Award, Kobe University, School of Law & JSPS
  10. 2012, Distinguished Researcher Award, Institute of Comparative Law and Transnational law
  11. 2011, International Research and Conference Grant Award, University of Parma, Department of Penal Sciences
  12. 2009, Teaching Fellowship Award, Osaka University
  13. 2009, International Conference Grant Award, Japan-EU Research Center, University of Leuven
  14. 2008, Visiting Scholar Award, University of Trier
  15. 2006, Teaching Fellowship Award, Catholic University of Brussels
  16. 2006, Distinguished Scholar Conference Award, Korean Association of Victimology & Korean National Police Agency
  17. 2002, Chapman Tripp Research Grant Award, Chapman Tripp Law Partnership
  18. 2000, Research Fellowship Award, University of Auckland
  19. 1998, Teaching Fellowship Award, Marquette University & University of Queensland
  20. 1995, Teaching Fellowship Award, University of Trento