Panel Discussion on "Human Rights Courts in Africa, the Americas, and Europe"


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is co-organising together with the Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) the panel discussion titled “Human Rights Courts in Africa, the Americas, and Europe: Trends and Challenges” at Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, on 7 June 2024, from 7.30 to 9 pm.

Regional human rights courts play an increasingly important role in the promotion of justice and the protection of rights and freedoms. However, they face persistent challenges such as ensuring compliance with their judgments by member states, navigating political pressures and addressing evolving human rights issues like climate change.

After welcoming remarks by Academy Director Professor Dr Christoph Safferling and FAU President Professor Dr Joachim Hornegger, the panel will discuss current trends and challenges. Moderator Professor Dr Patricia Wiater (FAU CHREN) will welcome three judges from regional human rights courts, Justice Dennis Dominic Adjei (African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights), Judge Verónica Gómez (Inter-American Court of Human Rights) and Judge Tim Eicke (European Court of Human Rights), as well as the academic expert on international courts, Professor James Thuo Gathii (Loyola University Chicago School of Law).

The event will be held in English. It is free of charge and open to the public without prior registration. For more information, please click here.