1st Elisabeth Käsemann Symposium Nuremberg


On 19 June 2017, the International Nuremberg Academy hosts the 1st Elisabeth Käsemann Symposium Nuremberg which will take place in the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice (Bärenschanzstraße 72, 90429 Nuremberg), starting at 16:00.

The subject of the symposium is the "International Criminal Prosecution of Governmental Crimes in Germany and Latin America: 1933 – 1976 – today".

Renowned experts from Germany and Latin America will analyze the efforts which are employed to enhance democratic rule-of-law structures and to protect human rights. It will further be discussed how Germany and Latin American countries deal with crimes committed by the government and will consider the development in this field as well as the current situation. They will also look at the possibilities and limits of international and transnational co-operation concerning the investigation and the prosecution of such crimes. In addition, the discussion will cover the consequences and opportunities for a society when it deals with its authoritarian past from a legal angle.

The event is held in German and Spanish with simultaneous translation into the respective language.

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