The International Nuremberg Principles Academy hosted the annual retreat of the Senior Trial Attorneys and Trial Lawyers of the Prosecution Division of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, in Nuremberg, on 15 and 16 November 2018. Using this opportunity, Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Deputy Prosecutor James Stewart shared two days with the team and analyzed future objectives for the division.
Offering a safe environment for discussion, the retreat allowed the lawyers to exchange views about substantive issues of international criminal law and the importance of their role in the system of the International Criminal Court. The event was inaugurated by the Head of the Prosecution Division, Dr. Fabricio Guariglia, and the Director of the Nuremberg Academy, Mr. Klaus Rackwitz.
Both of them referred to the importance of detaching from the office to create a unique space of discussion and to provide new solutions to the issues faced by the Office of the Prosecutor. Dr. Guariglia thanked his team for their work in 2018, and the generosity shown by the Nuremberg Academy in organizing the retreat this year.
As part of the cultural program, the participants had the opportunity to visit Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. According to them, the retreat was inspiring and helped to renew their energy to keep working for international justice.