EJTN-GNS Joint Training for European Judges and Prosecutors


The Nuremberg Academy hosted the third “Joint Training on the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes”, organised in Nuremberg by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Genocide Network Secretariat (GNS) hosted by Eurojust, from 22 to 24 June 2022.

The training provided judges and prosecutors from European countries with an improved understanding of substantive international criminal law and its practical application. 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. Special attention was given to the specific aspects on the investigation and prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence and the cumulative prosecution of foreign terrorist fighters for war crimes and offenses related to terrorism.

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 Director Klaus Rackwitz on “Refugees in Europe: Implications for the Fight against Impunity for Core International Crimes” and ended with a moot court held in Courtroom 600.