Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2021 (Anglophone edition)


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

The programme will be exceptionally held online this year and will be 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 will gain practical knowledge on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of core international crimes.

The intensive two-week program will be 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 will provide both an academic and practical perspective of international criminal law, while group discussions will strengthen 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
  10. Victims’ Rights in International Criminal Law

Further information
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The Nuremberg Academy holds two editions of its Summer Academy: the Nuremberg Summer Academy in English and l’Académie d’été de Nuremberg in French. For French speakers, you will find more details here