The International Nuremberg Principles Academy participated in a three-day cultural program of educational tours organized by the City of Nuremberg called “Stadt(ver)führungen” on 22 and 23 September 2018. The 2018 theme was “Visions” and the Nuremberg Academy offered two presentations addressed to the general public on “Fighting against international crimes today - The Nuremberg Principles” in Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich presented in German (Saturday) and Jolana Makraiová presented in English (Sunday), allowing for a wider audience to attend the guided tours. In total, the weekend program included over 350 guides covering around 503 topics as individuals and institutions shared visions of the past, present and future, advancing the wider discussion of developing visions for Nuremberg’s planned candidacy for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025.
The Nuremberg Academy was pleased to collaborate with the City of Nuremberg and to make a contribution to the program by sharing the vision of promoting sustainable peace through justice and fight against impunity, as well as connecting this vision with the Academy’s day-to-day work in promoting, advancing and developing international criminal law. The historic Courtroom 600 provided an ideal setting for the presentations to vividly demonstrate the lasting importance of the Nuremberg trials, the Nuremberg Principles, the application of international criminal law and the worldwide fight against impunity today.