EJTN-GNS Joint Training for European Judges and Prosecutors


The Nuremberg Academy hosted a joint training on “The Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes”, organised by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Genocide Network Secretariat (GNS), in Nuremberg, from 3 to 5 June 2024.

The purpose of this introductory training was to provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about the legal systems and investigative approaches of their colleagues in different EU Member States. The training’s format combined lectures by international experts in the field with workshops and plenary debriefings aimed at improving the participants’ practical skills, pursuant to a ‘learn-by-doing’ methodology. The event also included a moot court session, where participants took the role of the prosecution, defence and chamber in discussing a practical case.

The event also included a cultural programme, namely a visit to the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and to historic Courtroom 600. In this regard, the participants had the opportunity to learn more about the Nuremberg Trials and the relevancy of the Nuremberg Principles today. (pg)