The International Nuremberg Principles Academy was established five years ago with the aim to actively contribute to the efforts of the international community for ending impunity for core international crimes as stated in the Nuremberg Principles. On 22 November 2014, the representatives of the founders – which are the Federal Republic of Germany, the Free State of Bavaria, and the City of Nuremberg – signed the foundation charter at historic Courtroom 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.
In the past five years, the Nuremberg Academy has evolved from a newly emerging foundation to an established and well recognized institution in the field of international criminal law. The support and advice of its Foundation Board and its Advisory Council whose engagement, esteem, and expertise are truly appreciated have been pivotal in this success. The Nuremberg Academy is also most grateful for the privilege and the pleasure of working together with recognized partner institutions and individuals with whom it can realize its projects, events, and publications.
Today, the Nuremberg Academy plays a key role in the promotion of the application, development, and acceptance of international criminal law, guided by a vision to promote sustainable peace through justice. It does so by conducting research, capacity building measures, and offering a forum for scholarly exchange and critical discussion by bringing together leading experts, academics, and practitioners to address topical issues of international criminal law and related human rights.
Being mindful of the continuing and ever increasing relevance of the Nuremberg Principles worldwide, the Nuremberg Academy remains committed to the promotion of peace through justice, to giving dignity to the victims of the crimes, to the promotion and strengthening of the rule of law, and to the fight against impunity.