Prohibition, Prosecution, and Prevention of Enforced Disappearances


COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and is having a tremendous impact globally.

Even though the number of cases in Nuremberg currently remains relatively low, the spread of the virus in Europe and globally creates an imperative to act cautiously and prioritize the health and well-being of our conference participants, staff, and the wider community.

In the circumstances, many institutions are making decisions to cancel public events in the next few months. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is also taking decisions based on careful consideration and its commitment to preparing ahead accordingly. Regrettably, this means that we will not be able to hold the international conference “Prohibition, Prosecution, and Prevention of Enforced Disappearances” in Nuremberg on 15 and 16 May 2020 as we had planned. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, together with the co-organizer of the conference, the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, has decided to postpone the conference until next year rather than cancel it.

We will communicate the new date of the event later this year and keep our website updated.