EJTN-GNS Joint Training for European Judges and Prosecutors


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the second “Joint Training on the Impact of Refugees in Europe on the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes”, organized in Nuremberg by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Genocide Network Secretariat (GNS) from 18 to 20 September 2019.

The training provided judges and prosecutors from European countries with an improved understanding of substantive international criminal law. This included the most relevant international and national jurisprudence therein, as well as practical knowledge of the instruments of judicial cooperation within the European Union and stemming from international treaties.

The three-day workshop combined lectures by experienced judges, prosecutors, and experts with practical workshops and plenary discussions. The event started with introductory remarks by Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy, on “Refugees in Europe: Implications for the Fight against Impunity for Core International Crimes” and ended with a moot court held in Courtroom 600.


Matevž Pezdirc, Head of the Genocide Network Secretariat, opening the training
Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich, giving the Introductory Remarks