Nuremberg Academy Participated in Launch of “ETHICA Principles” at Siracusa


The Nuremberg Academy participated in the launch of the Ethical Principles for International Criminal Judges at the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (Siracusa Institute) on 13 October 2023. The launch was part of the symposium “Strategic Vision for the Next Decade: How to Ensure Consistent and Sustainable Support for the International Criminal Court”. This high-level symposium was organised by the Siracusa Institute in association with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Assembly of States Parties. 

The principles were presented by a panel moderated by Amélie Becquart, Special Advisor on International Criminal Justice of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The panel was further composed of Piotr Hofmanski, President of the ICC, Kiran Mohandas Menon, Senior Officer of the Nuremberg Academy, Jean-François Thony, President of the Siracusa Institute, and Emmanuelle Laudic-Baron, Magistrate in Charge of the International Department of the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature.

The panel discussions deliberated on the background, rationale and processes that resulted in the development of the Ethical Principles for International Criminal Judges. President Hofmanski elaborated on the relevance of the principles for the everyday functions of judges of international criminal courts and tribunals. Mr Menon presented on the broader historical context and trajectories that led to the origin of the project.

The Ethical Principles for International Criminal Judges are intended to provide guidance to all international criminal judges on ethical issues. For more details, please click here. (km)