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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...

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...



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PRESS RELEASE - Capacity building for prosecutors in Nigeria 10.03.2017

Lagos plays host to Capacity building for prosecutors to address the most serious and complex crimes under Nigerian criminal law The Wayamo Foundation, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability in collaboration with the Nigerian Federal...

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...