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The International Nuremberg Principles Academy

The Nuremberg Academy is a foundation intended to promote international criminal law. Headquartered at the historic site of the Nuremberg Trials, the birthplace of modern international criminal law, it serves as an international, interdisciplinary forum for debate on current issues relating to international criminal law. 

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Programs

The Academy’s work concentrates, with an international reach, on interdisciplinary research, specialized training and consulting for particular target groups, and education on human rights. At the same time, the Academy provides a forum where those working in international and national criminal justice can exchange ideas and experiences.

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The Nuremberg Principles

The main legal principles from the Nuremberg Trials were later declared general principles of international law by the United Nations: the “Nuremberg Principles.”: In 1950 the international community of nations demanded for the first time that crimes against international law should no longer go unpunished.

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Nuremberg Forum 2015

"The Nuremberg Principles 70 Years Later: Contemporary Challenges" was the topic of the two-day conference that took place on 20 and 21 November in Nuremberg.

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Current Topics

Nuremberg Forum 2015

„The Nuremberg Principles 70 Years Later: Contemporary Challenges" was the topic of the two-day conference that took place on 20 and 21 November in Nuremberg, marking the anniversary of the opening of the trial against Nazi leaders before the International Military Tribunal...

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The Nuremberg Trials 70 years later

Professor Leila Sadat, human rights and international criminal law expert, established the links between the formation of the Nuremberg Principles and their current significance. See her keynote address on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials.

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Philippe Sands and Katja Riemann during the performance of “A Song of Good and Evil” at courtroom 600.

A Song of Good and Evil

On 21 November 2015 the special performance of “A Song of Good and Evil”, a piece by human rights lawyer Philippe Sands, addressed with emotional depth the remarkable fusion of the fates of three of those involved in the Nuremberg Trials – the two jurists Hersch Lauterpacht and...

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Call for Proposals

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy calls for proposals for training of legal personnel in the field of International Criminal Law from countries confronted with challenges in this field.

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Nuremberg Moot Court 2015: Best team final round

Nuremberg Moot Court 2015

The winning team in the final round: Jeremy Block, Simran Sohi, Professor André Klip, Alex Brown and Craig Eggett from Maastricht University.

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