Dr Viviane Dittrich Spoke at Franco-German Dialogue for Peace and Justice in The Hague


On 9 June 2023, Deputy Director Dr Viviane Dittrich participated in the inaugural Franco-German Dialogue for Peace and Justice, organised by the Franco-German University and The Hague Academy of International Law at their premises at the Peace Palace in The Hague. She spoke on the panel “Crimes against humanity on trial” addressing the effectiveness of international criminal tribunals with a particular focus on the significance of the Nuremberg trial and the Nuremberg Principles. Fellow panellists included Mame Mandiaye Niang, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Jean-François Thony, President of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Volker Nerlich, Judge at the Special Criminal Court of the Central African Republic and François Roux, international lawyer and former Head of the Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The panel chair was Raphaëlle Nollez-Goldbach, Study Director at the École normale supérieure.

The Franco-German Dialogue for Peace and Justice was entitled “Working together to overcome international crises” and offered three panel discussions: 1) Europe and the world on the proving ground of war, 2) Trans-state peace and human rights and 3) Crimes against humanity on trial. Speakers of the international conference included academics, practitioners, international experts and diplomats, in particular the German Ambassador and the French Ambassador to the Netherlands. Conference presentations were given in French, English and German.

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