Visit by South African Journalists


A group of journalists from South Africa visited the International Nuremberg Principles Academy on 24 October. The visit represented one station of their information tour on the Subject of "Democracy and the Past". It was organized by the Goethe-Institut and was part of the “Visitors Programme” of the Federal Republic of Germany, which enables foreign opinion leaders to see Germany with their own eyes and thus gain an authentic, up-to-date, and nuanced insight into the country.

Director Klaus Rackwitz presented the Academy and its work and the Nuremberg Principles to the journalists. The subsequent  discussion addressed questions on tackling injustice through legal processes. Specific subjects were, amongst others, the German experiences after the Second World War and after the unification 1990, the perception of the International Criminal Court in South Africa, domestic justice mechanisms, and different measures of dealing with the past.