Film Screening “Peace Through Justice” and Panel Discussion in Jena


Together with Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (FSU), the International Nuremberg Principles Academy co-organized the screening of the documentary “Peace Through Justice – The Legacy Of Thomas Buergenthal” followed by a panel discussion in Jena, Germany, on 16 January 2020.

On the panel, chaired by Prof. Thomas Kleinlein (Faculty of Law, FSU Jena), Klaus Rackwitz (Director, International Nuremberg Principles Academy), Dr. Alexander Schwarz (Law Faculty, Universität Leipzig), Gerlinde Sommer (Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Thüringische Landeszeitung), and PD Dr. Annette Weinke (History Department, FSU Jena) discussed about the legacy of Thomas Buergenthal, honorary President of the Academy’s Advisory Council. They addressed, inter alia, the challenges for hybrid tribunals and for the International Criminal Court, the role of international criminal law and universal jurisdiction, victims’ participation and the legacy of Holocaust survivors, as well as the influence of civil society actors in advancing international criminal justice.

The documentary has been realized with the kind support of the Zukunftsstiftung der Sparkasse Nürnberg.