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

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce and invite you to an international conference dedicated to marking the 70th anniversary of the delivery of the judgment of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE). The event will take place in the historic Courtroom 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, from 17 to 19 May 2018.

In light of the historical importance, this conference will bring together more than 30 international experts in the field of international criminal law and related disciplines to discuss key aspects of the Tokyo judgment and highlight its legacies.

Following a formal opening and keynote speech, a series of panel discussions will explore multiple facets of the IMTFE and its judgment. After a first panel on the IMTFE’s background and context, a roundtable discussion will offer an in-depth comparative analysis to assess the similarities of the tribunals in Tokyo and Nuremberg. The following panels will examine the Tokyo judgment in terms of substantive law and procedural law, obstacles and lessons learnt. The conference will also shed light on the lasting impact that the Tokyo trial and judgment have on current international criminal law issues.

In addition to this full two-day conference program, the participants will also benefit from receiving a detailed presentation on the history of Courtroom 600 and will be able to visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials.

The conference is currently planned to be held in English.

Starting times:
17 May at 17:30
18 May at 09:30
19 May at 09:15

Please find the program here.


In order to register for the event please fill in the registration form below. Kindly bear in mind the venue has limited seating. Online registration will close once the venue has reached maximum capacity.



Tokyo Trials Anmeldung

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