The International Nuremberg Principles Academy offers an annual two-week intensive summer course for young professionals. Since 2019, in addition to the Anglophone edition of the Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals, the Nuremberg Academy offers a Francophone edition, the Académie d’été de Nuremberg pour jeunes professionnels.
The programme honours the legacy of Nuremberg being the birthplace of modern international criminal law by bringing together young professionals, developing an international understanding on the essence of this branch of law, thus promoting sustainable peace through justice and supporting the fight against impunity.
A unique feature of the Nuremberg Summer Academy is that it provides full scholarships for all selected participants. The Nuremberg Summer Academy provides young lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and academics from different conflict and post-conflict countries with an invaluable opportunity and stimulating learning experience to acquire or deepen their knowledge of substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law.
Guided by leading international experts and practitioners, the participants acquire practical knowledge on the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of core international crimes. They also have the opportunity to participate in study visits to the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the Memorium Nuremberg Trials, the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
The Nuremberg Summer Academy is a flagship program of the Nuremberg Academy, fulfilling its mandate to promote tailored training programs aimed at building capacities and strengthening institutions at the national level to investigate and prosecute international crimes. Applications to the programme usually open in December of each year.
Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2023
To apply for the Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2023, please read the document "Call for Applications" carefully. In case you have questions, please consult the FAQ.
The application phase is from 6 December 2022 to 17 January 2023. The online application is only available during this period.
Previous editions of the Nuremberg Summer Academy:
- Nuremberg Summer Academy 2022 (anglophone and francophone editions)
- Nuremberg Summer Academy 2021 (anglophone and francophone editions)
- Nuremberg Summer Academy 2020 (anglophone and francophone editions) – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19
- Nuremberg Summer Academy 2019 (anglophone and francophone editions)
- Nuremberg Summer Academy 2018
- International Criminal Law Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2017
- International Criminal Law Summer Academy for Junior Professionals 2016
- Nuremberg Summer Academy 2015
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Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals (in English)