Resource Collection on the Nuremberg Principles


It has been 70 years since the International Law Commission formulated the ‘Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the Nürnberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal’ (Nuremberg Principles). Since then, the Nuremberg Principles remain among the most valuable inheritances from the Nuremberg Trial and have become a lodestar for the subsequent development of the fundamental principles of international criminal law.

This Resource Collection on the Nuremberg Principles provides an overview of official documents, case law and scholarly literature. The collection includes references in English but also, in French, German and Spanish. These documents serve as a testament to their continued role and relevance as a benchmark of international criminal justice, and their broad historic implementation in various domestic, hybrid and international jurisdictions.

The Resource Collection will provide interested scholars, students and practitioners with a valuable starting point for deepening their knowledge of the Nuremberg Principles, their legacy and place within the contemporary context of international criminal law as reflected in existing case law and scholarship.
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The Resource Collection is available for download here.