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16.08. – 27.08.2021

Académie d'été de Nuremberg pour jeunes professionnel.les 2021

L'Académie internationale des principes de Nuremberg a tenu sa sixième édition anglophone de l'Académie d'été de Nuremberg pour jeunes professionnel.les du 2 au 13 août 2021, qui a été suivie de la deuxième édition francophone du 16 au 27 août 2021. Chaque année, l'Académie de Nuremberg rassemble...


02.08. – 13.08.2021

Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2021

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy held its sixth Anglophone edition of the Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals from 2 to 13 August 2021, which was followed by the second Francophone edition from 16 to 27 August 2021. Every year, the Nuremberg Academy brings together young...

30.07.2021

Queen Mary University of London wins the Nuremberg Moot Court 2021

The Nuremberg Moot Court 2021 ended on 30 July after the brilliant participation of more than 190 students from 46 universities located in 30 countries. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg congratulate all the teams for their hard...

22.07.2021

Registration for the Nuremberg Forum 2021 is now open

The Nuremberg Forum is an annual international conference organized by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy). It brings together leading scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and civil society, and provides a forum for dialogue and critical exchange on contemporary...

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24.05. – 29.05.2021

Training course on core international crimes for Ivorian magistrates

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy partnered with the Observatoire ivorien des droits de l’homme (OIDH) and the Ivorian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights to organise a training course on core international crimes. The seminar, which took place in Ivory Coast from 24 to 29 May 2021,...





17.03.2021

Digital Evidence Database: Release and Related Expert Workshop

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce the release of its ‘Digital Evidence Database’, a unique online tool that provides a comprehensive collection of material on digital evidence. This repository results from its ongoing interdisciplinary project ‘E-procedure:...


08.03. – 12.03.2021

International and Transnational Criminal Law Online Seminar

The Nuremberg Academy partnered with the Asser Institute and the Antonio Cassese Initiative to organise a seminar entitled ‘Strengthening Domestic Capacity to Prosecute and Adjudicate International and Transnational Crimes in Africa’. The high-level seminar, which took place online from 8 to 12...





Resource Collection on the Nuremberg Principles

16.12.2020

Resource Collection on the Nuremberg Principles

It has been 70 years since the International Law Commission formulated the ‘Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the Nürnberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal’ (Nuremberg Principles). Since then, the Nuremberg Principles remain among the most valuable inheritances...

01.12.2020

Nuremberg Forum 2018 Conference Report Now Available

The Nuremberg Academy has published the Nuremberg Forum 2018 conference report entitled ‘20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute: Law, Justice and Politics’, which is available for download on the website of the Nuremberg Academy. This comprehensive publication is based on the high-level discussions...

Panellists of the event

01.12.2020

Klaus Rackwitz and Navi Pillay participated in the online event ‘Nuremberg at 75: Launching the “Berkeley Protocol on Digital Open Source Investigations” and Outlining the Future of Visual Evidence in International Accountability’

Director Klaus Rackwitz, the President of the Advisory Council of the Nuremberg Academy, Dr. Navi Pillay, and its Vice President, Professor Christoph Safferling, participated in an online event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first use of film as evidence in an international trial and...





05.11.2020

Applications for the Nuremberg Moot Court 2021 are now open

The Nuremberg Moot Court 2021 will be exceptionally held online this year. The oral rounds will take place from 5 July to 30 July 2021. Applications will be open until 14 January 2021. Please register online and access the 2021 Rules on the Nuremberg Moot Court’s Website.




21.10.2020

International Media Correspondents visit the Nuremberg Academy

The Nuremberg Academy welcomed eleven members of the Association of the Foreign Press in Germany (Verein der ausländischen Presse in Deutschland) on 21 October 2020. During their two-day visit to Nuremberg the international correspondents from television, radio and the print media got insights into...

Dr. Thomas Dickert (left) hands over the symbolic key to Director Klaus Rackwitz (right) in presence of Dr. Christophe Eick (centre)

14.10.2020

Move into the East Wing of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice

Leaving its interim premises at the Egidienplatz in the Nuremberg city centre after five years the Nuremberg Academy moved into its new permanent premises in the east wing of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice on 9 October 2020. The founders had already designated this location for the Academy when it...



28.09. – 29.09.2020

Nuremberg Academy participated in Expert Workshop on Digital Evidence

Jolana Makraiová, Senior Officer for Interdisciplinary Research, participated in a two-day online expert workshop entitled ‘Online Expert Workshop on Digitally Derived Evidence’, organised by the Leiden University on 28 and 29 September 2020. The expert workshop analysed guidelines that the...


Dr. Viviane Dittrich and Klaus Rackwitz presenting at the round table meeting with representatives of the U.S. Army - photo: Memorium Nürnberger Prozesse

18.08.2020

Meeting with Representatives of the U.S. Army

Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich and Director Klaus Rackwitz participated in a round table meeting with representatives of the United States Army and staff from the museums located in the city of Nuremberg on 18 August 2020. The idea to hold this meeting was brought forward by a private...


09.07.2020

Nuremberg Forum 2020 – CANCELED

The Nuremberg Academy intended to organize the Nuremberg Forum 2020 at Courtroom 600 of the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, on 16 and 17 October 2020. The conference should pay tribute to the Seventieth anniversary of the formulation of the Nuremberg Principles, the principles of...








Benjamin "Ben" Ferencz in his video message for the Nuremberg Forum 2018

11.03.2020

Ben Ferencz turns 100

Benjamin "Ben" Ferencz celebrates his 100th birthday today. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy sends its heartfelt congratulation wishing him good health and that his enthusiasm remains unbroken. Ben Ferencz is one of the most important lawyers and specialist in international criminal...


The participants of the seminar with their certificates

17.02. – 21.02.2020

International and Transnational Criminal Law Seminar in Arusha

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy), the Asser Institute, the Antonio Cassese Initiative, and the African Institute of International Law (AIIIL) jointly organized a one-week seminar on the prosecution and adjudication of international and transnational crimes in...







The participants of the workshop

26.11. – 29.11.2019

ICL Course with a Training-of-Trainers Component in Abeokuta

Between 26 and 29 November 2019, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Wayamo Foundation co-organized an international criminal law (ICL) course with a training-of-trainers (ToT) component in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Twenty members of the National Judicial Institute, the Nigerian...

22.11.2019

The Nuremberg Academy Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy was established five years ago with the aim to actively contribute to the efforts of the international community for ending impunity for core international crimes as stated in the Nuremberg Principles. On 22 November 2014, the representatives of the...


Director Klaus Rackwitz (center) with the journalists from South Africa

24.10.2019

Visit by South African Journalists

A group of journalists from South Africa visited the International Nuremberg Principles Academy on 24 October. The visit represented one station of their information tour on the Subject of "Democracy and the Past". It was organized by the Goethe-Institut and was part of the “Visitors Programme” of...

The chairs and speakers of the Nuremberg Forum 2019

18.10. – 19.10.2019

Nuremberg Forum 2019

The annual major expert conference of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy took place at the historic Courtroom 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice on 18 and 19 October 2019. The 5th edition of the Nuremberg Forum addressed “The Nuremberg Principles beyond the International Criminal...



Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich giving the Introductory Remarks

18.09. – 20.09.2019

EJTN-GNS Joint Training for European Judges and Prosecutors

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the second “Joint Training on the Impact of Refugees in Europe on the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes”, organized in Nuremberg by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Genocide Network Secretariat (GNS)...




All participants of the Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2019

05.08. – 16.08.2019

Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2019

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy held its annual Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals in Nuremberg from 5 to 16 August 2019. In addition to the Summer Academy in English language, which took place for the fifth time, the Nuremberg Academy offered for the first time also an...


Prof. Joachim Hornegger, President of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (left), and Klaus Rackwitz, Director of the Nuremberg Academy (right), signing the cooperation agreement

17.07.2019

Cooperation with Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) concluded a cooperation agreement. The solemn signing by the Director of the Nuremberg Academy, Klaus Rackwitz, and the President of the FAU, Prof. Joachim Hornegger, took place as part of a...






Eduardo Toledo, Héctor Olasolo, Isabel Albaladejo Escribano, and Roberto Carlos Alfaro Lara (from left to right) - photo: Equipo de medios y redes sociales Instituto Iberoamericano de la Haya

04.06. – 05.06.2019

Participation in IX Iberoamerican Week of International Justice

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy participated in two activities of the IX Iberoamerican Week of International Justice in The Hague, on 4 and 5 June 2019. On 4 June 2019, as part of the VI Iberoamerican Seminar on International Justice, Senior Legal Officer Eduardo Toledo chaired the...

Natacha Bracq, Klaus Rackwitz (both Nuremberg Academy), Prof. Peter Apker (Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), and Bettina Ambach (Wayamo Foundation) (from left to right)

13.05. – 16.05.2019

Meetings with Nigerian Stakeholders for Capacity Building Measures

Director Klaus Rackwitz and Senior Officer for Training and Capacity Building, Natacha Bracq, met with Bettina Ambach, Director of the Wayamo Foundation, in Abuja, Nigeria, from 13 to 16 May 2019. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Wayamo Foundation have been engaged in projects...



Klaus Rackwitz and Prof. Carsten Stahn signing the Memorandum of Understanding

03.05.2019

Memorandum of Understanding with Grotius Centre, Leiden University

We are pleased to announce that the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden Law School, Leiden University have agreed on a renewed Memorandum of Understanding. Klaus Rackwitz, Director of the Nuremberg Academy, and Prof. Carsten...


23.04.2019

Sexual Crimes in Conflict Database

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce the release of an updated and reviewed version of the Sexual Crimes in Conflict Database. The database now contains more than 730 entries of relevant case-law and literature on conflict-related sexual violence. The database is...


from left to right: Dr. Vivinane Dittrich (Nuremberg Academy), Wolfgang Kaleck (ECCHR), Klaus Rackwitz (Nuremberg Academy), and Christian Ritscher (Office of the German Federal Prosecutor General)

01.04.2019

Expert discussion at the European Court for Human Rights

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy organized an expert discussion at the European Court of Human Rights on the subject "No international justice for Syria – National proceedings as an alternative?" in the accompanying program of the exhibition "One Trial – Four Languages: The Pioneers of...

Justice Catherine Mulenga Lombe Phiri (Zambia), Justice Philip Waki (Kenya), Klaus Rackwitz (Nuremberg Academy), Justice Alfred Mabeya (Kenya), Dr. Arne Wulff (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Kenya) and Ruth Sebatindira, SC (Uganda)

28.03.2019

Visit by a Delegation of East African Jurists

A delegation of high-ranking judges and jurists from East African countries visited the International Nuremberg Principles Academy on 28 March. The mission was organized by Dialogue Program of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Among the participants were representatives from the Kenyan Court of Appeal...



Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich giving a lecture for the participants of the Chinese national final round for the ICC Moot Court – photo: private

22.03. – 29.03.2019

Dr. Viviane Dittrich represented the Nuremberg Academy in Beijing

Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich represented the Nuremberg Academy in several academic activities in Beijing, China, from 22 to 29 March. On the occasion of the Chinese national round for the ICC Moot Court Competition 2019, she gave the opening lecture for all participants on 22 March, and...

13.03.2019

New Features Of The Lexsitus Online-Platform

The online-platform on international criminal law (ICL) Lexsitus has been further developed through a project spearheaded and supported by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. We are pleased to announce the following new main features:1) A new commentary on the Rules of Procedure and...



Nuremberg city guides at the Nuremberg Academy

28.01.2019

Presentation to Nuremberg City Guides

A group of 27 city tour guides from Nuremberg visited the Nuremberg Academy on 28 January 2019 to learn more about the history, mandate and work of the Academy. Director Klaus Rackwitz gave a presentation on the institution, which is currently located in the so-called Peller- und Imhoff-houses....

Conference Report Nuremberg Forum 2017

19.12.2018

Nuremberg Forum 2017 Conference Report Available for Download

The Nuremberg Academy has published the Nuremberg Forum 2017 conference report entitled “10 Years after the Nuremberg Declaration on Peace and Justice, the Fight against Impunity at a Crossroad”, which is available for download on the website of the Nuremberg Academy. The comprehensive 100+page...

18.12.2018

Review Essay on Nuremberg Forum 2018 Featured in Criminal Law Forum

The law journal Criminal Law Forum recently featured a review essay written by Dr. Alexander Heinze on the Nuremberg Forum 2018 held in Nuremberg on 19 and 20 October 2018. In more than 25 pages, Dr. Heinze provides a comprehensive summary and astute commentary of individual speeches and panels of...

17.12.2018

Book Chapter on Significance of Nuremberg Principles

Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy, contributed a book chapter on the significance of the Nuremberg Principles (“La portée des principes de Nuremberg”) to a French book publication edited by Philippe Gréciano and Martial Mathieu and published by Éditions Pedone in 2018....

10.12.2018

Film Screening "Peace Through Justice" in The Hague

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy has screened the documentary International Nuremberg Principles AcademyPeace Through JusticeThe Legacy Of Thomas Buergenthal at the Omniversum in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 10 December 2018. After its premiere in October 2018 in Nuremberg, the...


Members of the Korean delegation, of the Human Rights Office of the City of Nuremberg and of the Nuremberg Academy

07.12.2018

Meeting with official delegation from Gwangju, South Korea

On 7 December, an official delegation from the South Korean city of Gwangju visiting the City of Nuremberg was presented with the work of the Nuremberg Academy as part of the official program at the Human Rights Office of the City of Nuremberg. Kiran Mohandas Menon and Marian Yankson-Mensah, both...

Brazilian Judges and Academics visiting the Nuremberg Academy

05.12.2018

Visit from Judges and Academics from Brazil

A delegation consisting of military and civil judges as well as academics from Brazil visited the Nuremberg Academy on 5 December as part of a program promoted by the Judiciary and Military School of the state of São Paulo in Brazil. Marian Yankson-Mensah, Project Officer introduced the mandate...


01.12. – 02.12.2018

International Conference “Integrity in International Justice”

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP), conducted an international expert conference on ”Integrity in International Justice” in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 1-2 December 2018. More than 40 internationally...


19.11. – 22.11.2018

Seminar on "Journalism and Trial Reporting"

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers organized the seminar “Journalism and Trial Reporting” for journalists from Kosovo in Nuremberg, from 19 to 22 November 2018. Journalism and criminal trial reporting are significant aspects of national and...



15.11. – 16.11.2018

The Nuremberg Academy hosted a Retreat of the ICC Trial Lawyers 2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the annual retreat of the Senior Trial Attorneys and Trial Lawyers of the Prosecution Division of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in Nuremberg, on 15 and 16 November 2018. Using this opportunity, Chief...





Ben Ferencz in his video message for the Nuremberg Forum 2018

19.10.2018

Video Message from Ben Ferencz for Nuremberg Forum 2018

Ben Ferencz sent this video specially to the participants of Nuremberg Forum 2018 at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute. It was screened during the conference at the historic Courtroom 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, on 19 October 2018.





09.08.2018

Call for Papers

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP), invited submissions for papers on “Integrity in International Justice”, ahead of an international expert conference on this topic in the Peace Palace in The Hague, the...

The participants of the Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professional 2018 visting Courtroom 600

06.08. – 17.08.2018

Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy conducted its annual Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals in Nuremberg, from 6 to 17 August 2018. The 24 participants were selected from over 450 applications. They came from 19 countries and represented wide and diverse professional...


Maastricht University, winner of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2018, with Klaus Rackwitz, Prof Dr. Bertram Schmitt and Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling

28.07.2018

Nuremberg Moot Court 2018

The team from Maastricht University wins the Nuremberg Moot Court 2018 Student teams from all over the world practiced in an international criminal law Moot Court competition gaining valuable experience and expertise for their professional future. The team of Maastricht University from The...

Group Photo with the participants of the conference, photo: Strathmore University

26.07. – 27.07.2018

3rd Annual Conference at Strathmore University

Appraising Capacity of Institutional Responses to Commission of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)  in CyberspaceThe International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in partnership with Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC), under the auspices of...


03.07.2018

Call for Papers

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy invited submissions for an edited volume in light of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute on “The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court”. The deadline for submissions was 14 August 2018. The purpose of the book is to pay...

28.06.2018

Annual Report 2017

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is proud to present its first Annual Report which gives a taste of its activities and achievements from January to December 2017. On 36 pages the Annual Report provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the various conferences and events,...

Participants of the Program

22.06.2018

Nuremberg Academy hosted Human Rights Program of the Berg Institute

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the last session of the program “Derechos Humanos en el Terreno 2018” (Human Rights in the Field 2018) organized by the Berg Institute, in Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg on 22 June. The 35 participants, including judges, prosecutors and lawyers from...



15.06.2018

Meeting with German Federal Prosecutor General in Karlsruhe

Klaus Rackwitz, Director of the Nuremberg Academy, and Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director, met with the Federal Prosecutor General of Germany, Dr. Peter Frank on 15 June. In the meeting with Dr. Frank and Christian Ritscher, the Head of the War Crimes Unit at the Federal Prosecutor’s Office,...

Prof. Florian Jeßberger (Universität Hamburg) opens the 14th Session of the Arbeitskreis Völkerstrafrecht - photo: private

08.06. – 09.06.2018

Annual Meeting of the Arbeitskreis Völkerstrafrecht in Marburg

The 14th Annual Meeting of the Arbeitskreis Völkerstrafrecht took place in Marburg on 8 and 9 June 2018. Key topics discussed this year included subjective imputation (mens rea), contemporary theory and practice of transitional justice, and the activation of the crime of aggression. Klaus Rackwitz...


Director Klaus Rackwitz chairing the panel on “The Impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its 70th Anniversary: Achievements and Failures”

06.06.2018

II Polyphonic Day of International Justice in The Hague

The Iberoamerican Institute of The Hague for Peace, Human Rights and International Justice (IIH) joined forces with the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and other partners to host the II Polyphonic Day of International Justice in The Hague on 6 June. This conference was one of the...

31.05. – 01.06.2018

Workshop “The ICC in Turbulent Times” in The Hague

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy participated in a two-day workshop entitled “The International Criminal Court in Turbulent Times” in The Hague on 31 May and 1 June. The expert workshop was co-organized by Professor Gerhard Werle (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Professor Andreas...


Participants of the Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium

25.05.2018

Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) hosted a one day symposium “Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium” at Le Méridien Grand Hotel, Nuremberg, on Friday, 25 May 2018. Leading experts,...

Group picture - photo: Wayamo Foundation

21.05. – 23.05.2018

Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria Workshop in Abuja

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy partnered with the Wayamo Foundation to co-organize a three-day workshop in Abuja from 21 to 23 May. It was the fifth in the current series of training sessions on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria”, and was purpose-designed to...

The participants of the conference

17.05. – 19.05.2018

70 Years Later: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the verdict of the Tokyo Trials, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy brought together more than 30 international leading experts from Asia and the western world in the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, at the premises of...

Press Officer Evelyn Müller informing about the Nuremberg Academy's activities - photo: Giulia Iannicelli/Stadt Nürnberg

15.05. – 17.05.2018

The Nuremberg Academy participated in the German Day of Foundations

On 15 and 17 May, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy participated in the German Day of Foundations (Deutscher Stiftertag), organized by the Federal Association of German Foundations (Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen), which this year took place in Nuremberg, from 16 to 18 May 2018....

Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich presenting the Nuremberg Academy to students from Israel

25.04.2018

Visit from student group from Israel

On 25 April, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy welcomed a student group from Israel from the Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, as part of their study trip to Nuremberg. Yael Vias Gvrisman, Director of the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law...



Mr. William R. Pace, Convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, giving the Welcoming Remarks

15.02. – 16.02.2018

Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute in The Hague

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy participated in the Launch Forums on the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute organized by the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 15 and 16 February 2018. The event considered key questions about the...

Dr. Viviane Dittrich giving a lecture on on domestic prosecutions of international crimes

05.02. – 09.02.2018

International and Transnational Criminal Law Seminar in The Hague

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy partnered with the Asser Institute and the Antonio Cassese Initiative for a seminar on international and transnational criminal law (ICL and TCL) in The Hague from 5 to 9 February 2018. The high-level course, entitled "Strengthening Domestic Capacity...

30.01.2018

Launch of Lexsitus Online Service

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy – in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP) – is pleased to announce the launch of Lexsitus, a new open access online service to support the learning of, and work with, legal sources in international criminal...

18.01.2018

Visit by a delegation from Sri Lanka

The Nuremberg Academy welcomed a delegation from Sri Lanka during their study visit „The role and importance of archives for transitional justice and reconciliation processes - sharing of country experiences“ (organized by OHCHR and swisspeace) in Nuremberg on 18 January 2018. Participants included...




22.11. – 24.11.2017

EJTN-GNS joint training for European Judges and Prosecutors

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the “Joint Training on the Impact of Refugees in Europe on the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes”, organized by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Genocide Network Secretariat (GNS) from 22 to 24...


Participants of the capacity building workshop on "Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria" in November 2017

02.11. – 04.11.2017

Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy partnered with the Wayamo Foundation to co-organize another workshop focusing on capacity building for Nigerian military and civil prosecutors, held in Abuja, Nigeria from 2 to 4 November 2017. This workshop was the fourth training session held jointly...

The conference took place in the Salone Poccetti in Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence.

28.10. – 29.10.2017

Expert Seminar on Power in International Criminal Justice in Florence

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy co-organized an international expert seminar on "Power in International Criminal Justice: Towards a Sociology of International Justice" held in Florence, Italy, on 28 to 29 October 2017. The event was led by Professor Morten Bergsmo and held in...

The Nuremberg Forum 2017

20.10. – 21.10.2017

Nuremberg Forum 2017

10 Years after the Nuremberg Declaration on Peace and Justice: The Fight against Impunity at a Crossroad The International Nuremberg Principles Academy organized its major annual conference at the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice on 20 and 21 October 2017. The 2017...

26.09. – 29.09.2017

Side Events at the International Nuremberg Human Rights Award 2017

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy co-organized three side events as part of the accompanying program of the International Nuremberg Human Rights Award 2017. This year's award honored "Group Caesar", the code name of a former Syrian military photographer who brought over 50,000...

Professor Cherif Bassiouni

25.09.2017

In Memoriam: Cherif Bassiouni

Cherif Bassiouni passed away on 25 September 2017. Professor Bassiouni was a fierce and tireless advocate for justice and human rights, known as a father of international criminal law, dedicating his life towards improving accountability and developing international law. He was the Honorary...


The participants of the Summer Academy 2017

07.08. – 18.08.2017

Summer Academy for Young Professionals on International Criminal Law

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy organized its Summer Academy for Young Professionals on International Criminal Law in Nuremberg from 7 to 18 August 2017. The Summer Academy hosted over 20 young professionals at the beginning of their careers from countries currently experiencing or...

Strathmore University, winner of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017

29.07.2017

The Strathmore University wins the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017

The team from the Strathmore University from Kenya beats the team from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy from Ukraine in an exciting final at the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. The members of the Kenyan team joyously celebrated as the high-ranking jury of...

Students from the University of Cape Town

22.07.2017

Visit of Students from the University of Cape Town

On Saturday 22nd July 2017, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy together with the Nuremberg Human Rights Center (NHRC) welcomed students from the University of Cape Town on their European tour “Rebuilding Shattered Societies: Lessons on Memory, Justice and Redress from Germany and...

17.07.2017

Day of International Criminal Justice

17 July is the Day of International Criminal Justice. It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute on 17 July 1998, the founding treaty of the ICC."The progress of international criminal law is irreversible. Peace through justice is a timely goal, and it can be achieved if all...



01.07.2017

15th Anniversary of the ICC

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy welcomes the 15th anniversary of the International Criminal Court as a milestone in the fight against impunity for those who are most responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and soon also for the crime of aggression. After the...

Eduardo Toledo chairing the session "Transparency, Co-operation and Participation in Preliminary Examination" at the international expert seminar in The Hague

13.06.2017

Quality Control in Preliminary Examination

On 13 June 2017 the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP) and other partners, inaugurated the international expert seminar on "Quality Control in Preliminary Examination" at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The...



Dr. Navi Pillay, President of the Advisory Council

19.05.2017

Dr. Navi Pillay is elected as new President of the Advisory Council

On 19 May, the South African jurist Dr. Navanethem (Navi) Pillay has been elected as the new President of the Advisory Council of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. She succeeds Professor Dr. Thomas Buergenthal in this function who for reasons of age, did not stand for re-election."We...



10.03.2017

Establishment of Common Code of Conduct for Defence Lawyers

On the 9 and 10 March, the Nuremberg Academy hosted a group of representatives of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the ICCBA and the Beirut Bar Association working on the establishment of a universal Common Code of Conduct for defence lawyers. This Code of Conduct for Counsel practising before the...

01.03.2017

Klaus Rackwitz meets with Max-Planck-Institute to discuss cooperation

On 1 March 2017, Klaus Rackwitz gave a lecture at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg presenting the Nuremberg Academy and its work to a group of international doctoral candidates and scientists. He discussed the possibilities of institutional cooperation...

24.02.2017

Professor Thomas Buergenthal receives Order of Merit

In a festive ceremony at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington on Thursday, 23 February, Ambassador Peter Wittig bestowed on Prof. Thomas Buergenthal the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit on behalf of the German Federal President Joachim Gauck. Profesor Buergenthal...

24.01.2017

New Publication Alert!

Our second major publication is now available. The “Nuremberg Principles in Non-western Societies: A Reflection on their Universality, Legitimacy and Application” is a collection of contributions following a conference organized by the Nuremberg Academy honouring the 70th Anniversary of the Verdict...



09.09.2016

Sexual Crimes in Conflict Database

The Nuremberg Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its "Sexual Crimes in Conflict Database", a unique online tool that allows users to research case law and literature addressing conflict-related sexual violence. The Database combines a broad collection of relevant jurisprudence from...







Navi Pillay at Hans-Sachs-Gymnasium in Nuremberg.

05.10.2015

Navi Pillay at a Nuremberg High School

Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, visited a High School in Nuremberg. Addressing about 250 students, Ms. Pillay explained the meaning of human rights in everyday life. Ms. Pillay emphasized the importance of freedom of expression and warned about the threat that the internet...