On 21 March, the Nuremberg Academy received an Iraqi delegation consisting of Members of Parliament and a journalist. The delegation travelled to Nuremberg, on invitation of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, to study different aspects of International Criminal Law and Human Rights. The Academy’s Director Klaus Rackwitz held a lecture about International Criminal Law focusing on the application of the Nuremberg Principles in concrete criminal cases before the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC) as well as the hybrid and regional Tribunals and the Iraqi High Tribunal (IHT).
Besides their visit at the Nuremberg Academy, the delegation’s agenda consisted in a public discussion at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg about the difficult process of reconciliation in Iraq, visits of the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds and the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and meetings with representatives of the Human Rights Field in Nuremberg.
Klaus Rackwitz appreciated the “fruitful and enriching meeting with the Iraqi representatives” and emphasized the mutual benefit of that exchange of experiences and perspectives on current developments, International Criminal Law and Human Rights.