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Atrocity Crimes Litigation Bi-Annual Review Symposium 25.05.2018

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg 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....

Courtesy National Archives, photo no. 238-FE-46-66422

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...



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...