From 22 to 24 November, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the “Joint Training on the Impact of Refugees in Europe on the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes”, organized by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Genocide Network Secretariat (GNS).
This training aimed to provide an improved understanding of substantive international criminal law, as well as of the most relevant international and national jurisprudence therein; an advanced understanding of criminal liability in this field; knowledge of the practical issues involved in building a case on core international crimes and the ensuing evidentiary challenges; as well as practical knowledge of the instruments of judicial cooperation within the European Union and of the applicable international treaties.
This training provided participants - judges and prosecutors from various European countries - with the opportunity to learn more about the legal systems and investigative approaches of their colleagues in different Member States of the European Union, and served as a platform for the exchange of best practices on the management of complex cases.
This three-day introductory training held in Nuremberg combined lectures by experienced judges, prosecutors and experts with workshops and plenary discussions aimed at improving the participants’ practical skills, pursuant to a "learn-by-doing" methodology. The event concluded with a moot court session held at Courtroom 600, where participants took the role of the prosecution, defence or chamber in solving a practical case based on real facts.