Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2021 (Anglophone edition)


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) held its seventh edition of the Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals from 2 to 13 August 2021.

Exceptionally, the programme was held online this year and was attended by 19 participants coming from the following countries: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Kenya, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, South Sudan, Uganda, and Ukraine.

Admission to the Nuremberg Summer Academy is competitive. Participants were carefully selected among a pool of several hundred applicants, with a special focus on young professionals from conflict and post-conflict countries. Guided by leading international experts and practitioners, the young professionals gained practical knowledge on the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of core international crimes.

The intensive two-week program was divided into two parts: (1) daily guided self- study time; and (2) live sessions, followed by interactive group discussions. The self-study time and the live sessions provided both an academic and practical perspective of international criminal law, while group discussions strengthened the learned skills in practical assignments.


  1. Introduction to International Criminal Law
  2. International Crimes Part 1 and 2 (incl. Sexual and Gender-Based Violence)
  3. Modes of Liability in International Criminal Law
  4. Current Challenges of International Criminal Justice
  5. Procedure at the International Criminal Court
  6. International Cooperation
  7. Prosecution of International Crimes Before National Courts
  8. Investigations of Core International Crimes
  9. Prosecutorial Strategy 1?
  10. Victims' Rights in International Criminal Law

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