Call for Applications Nuremberg Summer Academy 2023

Call for Applications

Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2023 – Anglophone Edition

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce that applications for the eighth edition of its Nuremberg Summer Academy are now open. Young lawyers, prosecutors, judges and academics are invited to apply to the 2023 edition, which will be held online, from 31 July to 11 August 2023.

Each year, the Nuremberg Summer Academy, a two-week intensive summer course, provides young professionals with an invaluable opportunity and stimulating learning experience to acquire or deepen their knowledge of substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law. Guided by leading international experts and practitioners, the participants will acquire practical knowledge on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of core international crimes.

Due to the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the programme will be held online. The two-week intensive summer course will be divided into two parts: (1) live lectures and (2) guided self-study time via Moodle, including daily quizzes and assignments. The live sessions will comprise eleven lectures, as well as group assignments, followed by interactive discussions.

The programme will be organised around one main case study. Lectures and self-study time will provide both an academic and practical perspective of international criminal law, while group assignments and interactive discussions strengthened the learned skills in practical assignments

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants should be young professionals with a minimum of three years of professional experience working as prosecutors, judges, lawyers, or other legal professionals or working on research projects or teaching international criminal law, or other relevant disciplines at accredited universities.
  • Applicants should be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in law to be eligible and a Master’s or PhD degree in the relevant field is an asset.
  • Applicants should possess a basic understanding of international criminal law and/or international humanitarian law.
  • Applicants should be able to participate full time and be available for the entire duration of the programme.

Please Note

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 the francophone edition, please find more details on the application process here.

Applicants may only apply to one Nuremberg Summer Academy, either the anglophone Edition or the francophone Edition.

Priority will be given to young professionals directly involved in (or likely to be directly involved in) the investigation or prosecution of core international crimes and to young professionals from conflict and post-conflict states. Due consideration will be given to gender balance and equitable geographic representation.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are kindly requested to fill in the online application form by 17 January 2023 – midnight CET. Please note that due to the high number of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview in March–April 2023.

Fees and Scholarships

Participants are not required to pay any course fees.

As the Nuremberg Summer Academy 2023 will be held entirely online, there is no scholarship available. The Nuremberg Academy will provide financial help for the selected participants and support the purchase of technical equipment (stable internet connection, camera, microphone, etc.) for the purpose of the programme.


Certificates of attendance will be awarded to participants on the last day of the programme. Full time attendance during the entire programme is required in order to receive a certificate.

Further Information

Please check the FAQ.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact: summeracademy@nurembergacademy.org.