Launch of the Nuremberg Academy Lectures – Philippe Sands

It is with great pleasure that the International Nuremberg Principles Academy announces the launch of its Nuremberg Academy Lectures. We are particularly honoured that Professor Philippe Sands, British-French human rights lawyer, Professor of Law at University College London and author of seventeen books on international law, delivered the inaugural lecture on 24 November 2020. His book East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity has been widely acclaimed and has been awarded numerous prizes. He has appeared before many international courts, including, inter alia, the European Court of Justice, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

In his lecture ‘International Justice and Personal Stories: From East West Street to The Ratline, and Beyond’, Professor Sands discussed the origins of international criminal law in light of the 75th anniversary of the opening of the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg and addressed contemporary developments of international criminal law. The lecture was followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy.

The Nuremberg Academy Lectures explore topical issues at the intersection of international criminal law, transitional justice and policy. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy invites leading scholars and practitioners to deliver a lecture and engage in dialogue. Through its public lecture series featuring speakers of national and international renown, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy provides a forum for discussion around contemporary issues in international criminal law and promotes public understanding of international law.

The lecture series was launched in 2020 marking the 70th anniversary of the formulation of the Nuremberg Principles.

Watch the recorded video of the event here below: