Nuremberg Forum 2018

20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute: Law, Justice and Politics

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce and invite you to its Nuremberg Forum 2018, the major annual conference held in Courtroom 600 at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, Germany on 19 and 20 October 2018.

The Nuremberg Forum 2018 will pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute and will critically evaluate the past 20 years while also looking at the next 20 years in terms of practice and the ever-changing landscape of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC has seen many “firsts” in the last 20 years in terms of law, procedure and practice. The planned conference will offer a specific focus while addressing important challenges and critiques that have remained unresolved or have newly emerged in the context of the permanent court.

By analyzing the interplay between law, justice and politics, the Nuremberg Forum 2018 aims to examine key aspects and developments at the ICC. By providing this forum for critical reflections and discussions, the Nuremberg Academy aims to put the fundamental tenents of the Nuremberg Principles at the core of the discussions and assess the advancement and illuminate the development of international criminal law.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the Nuremberg Academy will bring together more than 30 high-level international experts, practitioners and scholars from the field.


Panel I: Making of the Rome Statute
Panel II: Case selection
Panel III: Length of proceedings
Panel IV: Victims’ participation and reparations
Panel V: Exercise of jurisdiction and complementarity within the Rome Statute
Panel VI: State engagement and disengagement
Panel VII: Quo vadis, ICC? The ICC within the next 20 years

Speakers include: Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova (Kosovo Specialist Chambers); Judge Philippe Kirsch (formerly International Criminal Court); Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji (International Criminal Court); Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (International Criminal Court); Ambassador Hans Corell (formerly United Nations); Dr. Philipp Ambach (International Criminal Court); Dr. Fabricio Guariglia (International Criminal Court); Professor Morten Bergsmo (Centre for International Law Research and Policy); Mr. Bill Pace (Coalition for the International Criminal Court); Professor William Schabas (Middlesex University London); Ambassador Christian Wenaweser (Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN) and Mr. Richard Dicker (Human Rights Watch).

Please find the draft program here.

Registration is now open.

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Historic Court Room 600
Palace of Justice
entrance “Memorium Nuremberg Trials”
Bärenschanzstrasse 72
90429 Nuremberg



The International Nuremberg Principles Academy has pre-booked a number of hotel rooms. When making a reservation in one of the hotels mentioned below, please use the keyword "Nuremberg Forum" to get the special rates. The indicated prices are for single rooms from 18 – 21 October, breakfast included:

Hotel Agneshof
Agnesgasse 10, 90403 Nuremberg
Single room: 85€/night from 18 -19 Oct, 69€/night from 19 – 21 Oct
Offer valid until 18 September
Mention "Nuremberg Forum"

Loew’s Merkur
Pillenreuther Straße 1, 90459 Nuremberg
Single room: 65,80€/night
Offer valid until 8 October
Mention "Nuremberg Forum"