Participation in the Program “Human Rights in Context: Europe 2019 - Human Rights, International Relations and Public Democratic Leadership”


Director Klaus Rackwitz intervened as lecturer in an academic session of the 26th edition of the program “Human Rights in Context” organized by the Berg Institute in Otzenhausen, Germany, on 15 June 2019. The participants, mainly young professionals and undergraduate students, had the opportunity to discuss about the future of the field of international criminal law and the challenges of the International Criminal Court.

Klaus Rackwitz lectured about the creation of the System of International Criminal Law, the formulation of the Nuremberg Principles and the work of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy.

He explained to the participants of the program that “world history was written in Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. This is where leaders of the Nazi regime had to answer for their crimes before an International Military Tribunal. The trials had an enormous influence on the development of international criminal law right up to the present”. The lecture was followed by a lively discussion with the audience.