On 16 October 2023, the Nuremberg Academy welcomed a group of twelve journalism students from Princeton University, led by their professor, Emmy Award-winning journalist Deborah Amos. Director Professor Dr Christoph Safferling greeted the participants. Project Officer Dr Emma Brandon presented the work of the Academy in detail as well as a special topic on rebuilding the accountability infrastructure in Ukraine. This was followed by a compelling discussion on various aspects of international criminal justice. The group was particularly interested in accountability in Ukraine, potential accountability for climate change-related harm and holding accountable those who are currently outside of the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction. The potential crime of ecocide and the principle of non-retroactivity were particularly important to this discussion.
The visit was part of Princeton University's course on “International News: Migration Reporting”. Specifically, it was part of the course’s annual fall break trip to Germany where the students visit sites of historical and modern relevance to international migration law in Berlin and Nuremberg.