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Film Screening "Peace Through Justice" in The Hague 10.12.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy has screened the documentary International Nuremberg Principles AcademyPeace Through JusticeThe Legacy Of Thomas Buergenthal at the Omniversum in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 10 December 2018. After its premiere in October 2018 in Nuremberg, the...

Members of the Korean delegation, of the Human Rights Office of the City of Nuremberg and of the Nuremberg Academy

Meeting with official delegation from Gwangju, South Korea 07.12.2018

On 7 December, an official delegation from the South Korean city of Gwangju visiting the City of Nuremberg was presented with the work of the Nuremberg Academy as part of the official program at the Human Rights Office of the City of Nuremberg. Kiran Mohandas Menon and Marian Yankson-Mensah, both...

Brazilian Judges and Academics visiting the Nuremberg Academy

Visit from Judges and Academics from Brazil 05.12.2018

A delegation consisting of military and civil judges as well as academics from Brazil visited the Nuremberg Academy on 5 December as part of a program promoted by the Judiciary and Military School of the state of São Paulo in Brazil. Marian Yankson-Mensah, Project Officer introduced the mandate...


International Conference “Integrity in International Justice” 01.12. – 02.12.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP), conducted an international expert conference on ”Integrity in International Justice” in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 1-2 December 2018. More than 40 internationally...


Seminar on "Journalism and Trial Reporting" 19.11. – 22.11.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Kosovo Specialist Chambers organized the seminar “Journalism and Trial Reporting” for journalists from Kosovo in Nuremberg, from 19 to 22 November 2018. Journalism and criminal trial reporting are significant aspects of national and...



The Nuremberg Academy hosted a Retreat of the ICC Trial Lawyers 2018 15.11. – 16.11.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the annual retreat of the Senior Trial Attorneys and Trial Lawyers of the Prosecution Division of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in Nuremberg, on 15 and 16 November 2018. Using this opportunity, Chief...





Ben Ferencz in his video message for the Nuremberg Forum 2018

Video Message from Ben Ferencz for Nuremberg Forum 2018 19.10.2018

Ben Ferencz sent this video specially to the participants of Nuremberg Forum 2018 at the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute. It was screened during the conference at the historic Courtroom 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, on 19 October 2018.





Call for Papers 09.08.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP), invited submissions for papers on “Integrity in International Justice”, ahead of an international expert conference on this topic in the Peace Palace in The Hague, the...

The participants of the Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professional 2018 visting Courtroom 600

Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2018 06.08. – 17.08.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy conducted its annual Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals in Nuremberg, from 6 to 17 August 2018. The 24 participants were selected from over 450 applications. They came from 19 countries and represented wide and diverse professional...


Maastricht University, winner of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2018, with Klaus Rackwitz, Prof Dr. Bertram Schmitt and Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling

Nuremberg Moot Court 2018 28.07.2018

The team from Maastricht University wins the Nuremberg Moot Court 2018 Student teams from all over the world practiced in an international criminal law Moot Court competition gaining valuable experience and expertise for their professional future. The team of Maastricht University from The...

Group Photo with the participants of the conference, photo: Strathmore University

3rd Annual Conference at Strathmore University 26.07. – 27.07.2018

Appraising Capacity of Institutional Responses to Commission of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)  in CyberspaceThe International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in partnership with Strathmore Institute for Advanced Studies in International Criminal Justice (SIASIC), under the auspices of...


Call for Papers 03.07.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy invited submissions for an edited volume in light of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute on “The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court”. The deadline for submissions was 14 August 2018. The purpose of the book is to pay...

Annual Report 2017 28.06.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is proud to present its first Annual Report which gives a taste of its activities and achievements from January to December 2017. On 36 pages the Annual Report provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the various conferences and events,...

Participants of the Program

Nuremberg Academy hosted Human Rights Program of the Berg Institute 22.06.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the last session of the program “Derechos Humanos en el Terreno 2018” (Human Rights in the Field 2018) organized by the Berg Institute, in Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg on 22 June. The 35 participants, including judges, prosecutors and lawyers from...



Meeting with German Federal Prosecutor General in Karlsruhe 15.06.2018

Klaus Rackwitz, Director of the Nuremberg Academy, and Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director, met with the Federal Prosecutor General of Germany, Dr. Peter Frank on 15 June. In the meeting with Dr. Frank and Christian Ritscher, the Head of the War Crimes Unit at the Federal Prosecutor’s Office,...

Prof. Florian Jeßberger (Universität Hamburg) opens the 14th Session of the Arbeitskreis Völkerstrafrecht - photo: private

Annual Meeting of the Arbeitskreis Völkerstrafrecht in Marburg 08.06. – 09.06.2018

The 14th Annual Meeting of the Arbeitskreis Völkerstrafrecht took place in Marburg on 8 and 9 June 2018. Key topics discussed this year included subjective imputation (mens rea), contemporary theory and practice of transitional justice, and the activation of the crime of aggression. Klaus Rackwitz...


Director Klaus Rackwitz chairing the panel on “The Impact of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in its 70th Anniversary: Achievements and Failures”

II Polyphonic Day of International Justice in The Hague 06.06.2018

The Iberoamerican Institute of The Hague for Peace, Human Rights and International Justice (IIH) joined forces with the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and other partners to host the II Polyphonic Day of International Justice in The Hague on 6 June. This conference was one of the...

Workshop “The ICC in Turbulent Times” in The Hague 31.05. – 01.06.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy participated in a two-day workshop entitled “The International Criminal Court in Turbulent Times” in The Hague on 31 May and 1 June. The expert workshop was co-organized by Professor Gerhard Werle (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Professor Andreas...


Participants of the Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium

Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium 25.05.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) hosted a one day symposium “Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium” at Le Méridien Grand Hotel, Nuremberg, on Friday, 25 May 2018. Leading experts,...

Group picture - photo: Wayamo Foundation

Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria Workshop in Abuja 21.05. – 23.05.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy partnered with the Wayamo Foundation to co-organize a three-day workshop in Abuja from 21 to 23 May. It was the fifth in the current series of training sessions on “Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria”, and was purpose-designed to...

The participants of the conference

70 Years Later: The International Military Tribunal for the Far East 17.05. – 19.05.2018

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the verdict of the Tokyo Trials, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy brought together more than 30 international leading experts from Asia and the western world in the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, at the premises of...

Press Officer Evelyn Müller informing about the Nuremberg Academy's activities - photo: Giulia Iannicelli/Stadt Nürnberg

The Nuremberg Academy participated in the German Day of Foundations 15.05. – 17.05.2018

On 15 and 17 May, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy participated in the German Day of Foundations (Deutscher Stiftertag), organized by the Federal Association of German Foundations (Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen), which this year took place in Nuremberg, from 16 to 18 May 2018....

Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich presenting the Nuremberg Academy to students from Israel

Visit from student group from Israel 25.04.2018

On 25 April, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy welcomed a student group from Israel from the Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, as part of their study trip to Nuremberg. Yael Vias Gvrisman, Director of the International Criminal and Humanitarian Law...



Mr. William R. Pace, Convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, giving the Welcoming Remarks

Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute in The Hague 15.02. – 16.02.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy participated in the Launch Forums on the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute organized by the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 15 and 16 February 2018. The event considered key questions about the...

Dr. Viviane Dittrich giving a lecture on on domestic prosecutions of international crimes

International and Transnational Criminal Law Training in The Hague 05.02. – 09.02.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy partnered with the Asser Institute and the Antonio Cassese Initiative for a training course on international and transnational criminal law (ICL and TCL) in The Hague from 5 to 9 February 2018. The high-level training, entitled "Strengthening Domestic...

Launch of Lexsitus Online Service 30.01.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy – in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP) – is pleased to announce the launch of Lexsitus, a new open access online service to support the learning of, and work with, legal sources in international criminal...

Visit by a delegation from Sri Lanka 18.01.2018

The Nuremberg Academy welcomed a delegation from Sri Lanka during their study visit „The role and importance of archives for transitional justice and reconciliation processes - sharing of country experiences“ (organized by OHCHR and swisspeace) in Nuremberg on 18 January 2018. Participants included...




EJTN-GNS joint training for European Judges and Prosecutors 22.11. – 24.11.2017

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the “Joint Training on the Impact of Refugees in Europe on the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes”, organized by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Genocide Network Secretariat (GNS) from 22 to 24...


Participants of the capacity building workshop on "Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria" in November 2017

Strengthening Justice and Accountability in Nigeria 02.11. – 04.11.2017

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy partnered with the Wayamo Foundation to co-organize another workshop focusing on capacity building for Nigerian military and civil prosecutors, held in Abuja, Nigeria from 2 to 4 November 2017. This workshop was the fourth training session held jointly...

The conference took place in the Salone Poccetti in Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence.

Expert Seminar on Power in International Criminal Justice in Florence 28.10. – 29.10.2017

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy co-organized an international expert seminar on "Power in International Criminal Justice: Towards a Sociology of International Justice" held in Florence, Italy, on 28 to 29 October 2017. The event was led by Professor Morten Bergsmo and held in...

The Nuremberg Forum 2017

Nuremberg Forum 2017 20.10. – 21.10.2017

10 Years after the Nuremberg Declaration on Peace and Justice: The Fight against Impunity at a Crossroad The International Nuremberg Principles Academy organized its major annual conference at the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice on 20 and 21 October 2017. The 2017...

Side Events at the International Nuremberg Human Rights Award 2017 26.09. – 29.09.2017

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy co-organized three side events as part of the accompanying program of the International Nuremberg Human Rights Award 2017. This year's award honored "Group Caesar", the code name of a former Syrian military photographer who brought over 50,000...

Professor Cherif Bassiouni

In Memoriam: Cherif Bassiouni 25.09.2017

Cherif Bassiouni passed away on 25 September 2017. Professor Bassiouni was a fierce and tireless advocate for justice and human rights, known as a father of international criminal law, dedicating his life towards improving accountability and developing international law. He was the Honorary...


The participants of the Summer Academy 2017

Summer Academy for Young Professionals on International Criminal Law 07.08. – 18.08.2017

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy organized its Summer Academy for Young Professionals on International Criminal Law in Nuremberg from 7 to 18 August 2017. The Summer Academy hosted over 20 young professionals at the beginning of their careers from countries currently experiencing or...

Strathmore University, winner of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017

The Strathmore University wins the Nuremberg Moot Court 2017 29.07.2017

The team from the Strathmore University from Kenya beats the team from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy from Ukraine in an exciting final at the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. The members of the Kenyan team joyously celebrated as the high-ranking jury of...

Students from the University of Cape Town

Visit of Students from the University of Cape Town 22.07.2017

On Saturday 22nd July 2017, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy together with the Nuremberg Human Rights Center (NHRC) welcomed students from the University of Cape Town on their European tour “Rebuilding Shattered Societies: Lessons on Memory, Justice and Redress from Germany and...

Day of International Criminal Justice 17.07.2017

17 July is the Day of International Criminal Justice. It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute on 17 July 1998, the founding treaty of the ICC."The progress of international criminal law is irreversible. Peace through justice is a timely goal, and it can be achieved if all...



15th Anniversary of the ICC 01.07.2017

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy welcomes the 15th anniversary of the International Criminal Court as a milestone in the fight against impunity for those who are most responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and soon also for the crime of aggression. After the...

Eduardo Toledo chairing the session "Transparency, Co-operation and Participation in Preliminary Examination" at the international expert seminar in The Hague

Quality Control in Preliminary Examination 13.06.2017

On 13 June 2017 the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP) and other partners, inaugurated the international expert seminar on "Quality Control in Preliminary Examination" at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The...



Dr. Navi Pillay, President of the Advisory Council

Dr. Navi Pillay is elected as new President of the Advisory Council 19.05.2017

On 19 May, the South African jurist Dr. Navanethem (Navi) Pillay has been elected as the new President of the Advisory Council of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. She succeeds Professor Dr. Thomas Buergenthal in this function who for reasons of age, did not stand for re-election."We...



Establishment of Common Code of Conduct for Defence Lawyers 10.03.2017

On the 9 and 10 March, the Nuremberg Academy hosted a group of representatives of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the ICCBA and the Beirut Bar Association working on the establishment of a universal Common Code of Conduct for defence lawyers. This Code of Conduct for Counsel practising before the...

Klaus Rackwitz meets with Max-Planck-Institute to discuss cooperation 01.03.2017

On 1 March 2017, Klaus Rackwitz gave a lecture at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg presenting the Nuremberg Academy and its work to a group of international doctoral candidates and scientists. He discussed the possibilities of institutional cooperation...

Professor Thomas Buergenthal receives Order of Merit 24.02.2017

In a festive ceremony at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington on Thursday, 23 February, Ambassador Peter Wittig bestowed on Prof. Thomas Buergenthal the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit on behalf of the German Federal President Joachim Gauck. Profesor Buergenthal...

New Publication Alert! 24.01.2017

Our second major publication is now available. The “Nuremberg Principles in Non-western Societies: A Reflection on their Universality, Legitimacy and Application” is a collection of contributions following a conference organized by the Nuremberg Academy honouring the 70th Anniversary of the Verdict...



Sexual Crimes in Conflict Database 09.09.2016

The Nuremberg Academy is pleased to announce the launch of its "Sexual Crimes in Conflict Database", a unique online tool that allows users to research case law and literature addressing conflict-related sexual violence. The Database combines a broad collection of relevant jurisprudence from...







Navi Pillay at Hans-Sachs-Gymnasium in Nuremberg.

Navi Pillay at a Nuremberg High School 05.10.2015

Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, visited a High School in Nuremberg. Addressing about 250 students, Ms. Pillay explained the meaning of human rights in everyday life. Ms. Pillay emphasized the importance of freedom of expression and warned about the threat that the internet...