Call for Applications - International Criminal Law Summer School for Young Professionals


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy invites young academics at the beginning of their careers to apply for this year’s Summer School for Junior Professionals to be held in Nuremberg, Germany from 7 August -18 August 2017. In our selection, priority will be given to young scholars and teachers of international criminal law and humanitarian law from countries currently experiencing or likely to experience challenges in the field of accountability for international crimes.

The young academics will join other participants - young prosecutors, judges and investigating magistrates from different conflict and post-conflict countries. 

The Summer Academy provides participants an opportunity to acquire or deepen their knowledge of substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law. With the facilitation of leading experts and practitioners participants will also acquire practical knowledge on all aspects relating to the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of core international crimes and get an introduction to transnational crimes.

A tour of the historic Courtroom 600 where the trial of Nazi leaders was conducted by International Military Tribunal and the Dachau Concentration Camp will be part of a guided tour.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should possess a good understanding of International Criminal Law and/or International Humanitarian Law. 
  • He/she should have a Master degree in these or related fields and be working on research projects or teaching on these subjects. 
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.


The scholarships cover all costs including visa expenses, flights, travel insurance, full board and lodging, daily allowance, field trips, and transportation.

Those interested should send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to on or before March 10, 2017.


2016 program