Tova Bennet

Tova Bennet

Tova Bennet is a doctoral student in criminal law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University. She is also affiliated with the Centre for Ethics, Law and Mental Health (CELAM), a research center at the University of Gothenburg which conducts, supports and disseminates research about mental disorders, aggressive behavior and moral and legal responsibility in an interdisciplinary framework.

Bennet’s dissertation studies the cognitive prerequisites for criminal responsibility in Swedish criminal law. The project investigates how concepts and ideas regarding criminal responsibility, such as intent, ‘insight,’ and awareness, are interpreted and applied in legal theory and practice as well as in forensic psychiatric expert opinions. Her research interests concern the interface between criminal law, philosophy and psychiatry. She has published papers on legal insanity, medical expert opinions in international criminal law, and delusions and criminal responsibility.



- The annual meeting of IVR Sweden will take place in Linköping the 27th - 28th of August. Save the Date. More information to come. 

- Patricia Mindus is promoted to Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University, the first woman in that position since 1477 when the University was founded.

- Patricia Mindus publishes the book Hacia una teoría funcionalista de la ciudadanía

- IVR Sweden holds its annual conference in Stockholm, May 23-24, 2019. Read invitation and programme.

- The "Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism Conference 2" is held in i Stockholm on April 22-25, 2019. Read programme.

- Programme, spring 2019, for the joint Uppsala and Stockholm Seminar in Philosophy of Law

- The IVR 29th world congress, "Dignity, Democracy Diversity", issues a CfP. Deadline for abstracts is December 31, 2018. The congress is held in Lucerne, 7-13 July 2019.

- A PhD dissertation defence of interest in Philosophy of Law at Stockholm University on October 12, 2018: Jasmina Nedevska Törnqvist, Why Care About Future People’s Environment?

- Call for Papers to The Finnish-Swedish PhD Conference on Legal Reasoning, in Finland, December 7-8, 2018