Synergies between International Criminal Law and UN Agenda 2030
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy organized a two-day international conference in Nuremberg, Germany, on 3-4 May 2019 dedicated to the advancement of the synergies between international criminal law (ICL) and the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (UN Agenda 2030). The conference was held at the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, as the city of Nuremberg promotes its strong commitment to human rights related themes as a “City of Peace and Human Rights.”
Due to the nexus of the objectives of ICL and the human rights movement, the conference identified the elements of ICL that would be able to contribute to the advancement of the UN Agenda 2030 from three angles: Access to Justice, Access to Remedy and the Role of Human Rights Defenders.
The Nuremberg Academy provided the forum to identify new and promote existing synergies between Sustainable Development Goal 16 aiming to promote “peace, justice and strong institutions” and the principles of ICL. During the conference, experts from various fields, including practitioners of the UN system critically discusses and analyzed the UN Agenda 2030 in the context of conflict prevention and creation of peaceful and sustainable societies as envisaged by the Sustainable Development Goal 16 and its influence in the promotion of human rights in different contexts across the world.
Opening Dialogue - Current Reflections on UN Agenda 2030
Panel I - Building the Foundations for Justice and Rule of Law
Panel II - International Cooperation and Strengthening Institutions to Prevent Conflict
Panel III - Remedy and Protection of Vulnerable Groups
Panel IV - Human Rights Defenders at Risk
Panel V - Mechanisms of Protection of Human Rights Defenders
Dr. Navi Pillay (Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) delivered the keynote address.
Dr. Bertrand Ramcharan (Former Acting United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights); Maaike de Langen (Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies); Dr. Sam Muller (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law); Dr. Marieke Wierda (Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs); Dr. Glaucia Boyer (United Nations Development Programme); Dr. Noora Arajärvi (Hertie School of Governance); Dr. Paloma Durán y Lalaguna (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development); Judge Reine Alapini-Gansou (International Criminal Court); Dr. Helen Ahrens (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit); Dr. Philipp Ambach (International Criminal Court); Prof. Markus Krajewski (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg); Dr. Katie Kuschminder (Maastricht University and UNU Merit); Dr. Siobhán McInerney-Lankford (World Bank); Betty Kaari Murungi (International Nuremberg Principles Academy); Dr. Sébastien Jodoin (McGill University); Ramón Muñoz Castro (Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos); Dr. Jonas Christoffersen (Danish Institute for Human Rights); Daniel Joloy (Amnesty International); Dilnoza Satarova (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe); Basil Fernando (Asian Human Rights Commission); Robert Mugisa (The Human Rights Centre Uganda); Dilnoza Satarova (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe); David Tolbert (Duke University); and Dr. Rainer Huhle (United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances).
You can download the conference program and find photos and videos of the conference here below.