New Book Publication: The Fifth Volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series "The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court" is now available


The Nuremberg Academy has now published the fifth volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series entitled The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court, edited by Alexander Heinze and Viviane E. Dittrich.

This edited volume provides a broad perspective on the International Criminal Court’s development over time and explores some of its topical issues, achievements, challenges and critiques. The anthology combines reflections from scholars and practitioners and includes voices from inside and outside the Court, featuring multiple readings of its activities, practice and developments. In line with the volume’s title, the authors portray the establishment and development of the Court (hence the theme "past"), critically engage with its successes and challenges ("present"), and draw conclusions on its achievements and way forward ("future"). The book examines five key topics: prosecutorial policy and strategy, jurisdiction and admissibility, victims and witnesses, defence issues, and legitimacy and independence. It includes a number of papers and speeches given at the Nuremberg Forum 2018.

The book includes chapters by Benjamin B. Ferencz, Leila Nadya Sadat, Christopher 'Kip' Hale, Katarína Šmigová, Fannie Lafontaine and Claire Magnoux, André C.U. Nwadikwa-Jonathan and Nicholas E. Ortiz, Fergal Gaynor, Andrea Marrone, Anderson Javiel Dirocie De León, Adedeji Adekunle, Ellie Smith, Christoph Safferling and Gurgen Petrossian, Juan Pablo Pérez-León-Acevedo, Hilde Farthofer, Benjamin Gumpert and Yulia Nuzban, Philippe Currat and Brice van Erps, Cara Cunningham Warren, Nicolai von Maltitz and Thomas Körner, Shannon Fyfe, Barbara Lochbihler, Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov, Heiko Maas, Fatou Bensouda and Bertram Schmitt, in that order; and by the editors themselves. The book contains forewords by Piotr Hofmanski, President of the International Criminal Court, and Mama Koité Doumbia, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims.

You can download the free e-book version of the book on the Nuremberg Academy website and order the print version of the book via the TOAEP website.

The Nuremberg Academy Series is a book publication series of the Nuremberg Academy, which is edited by the Academy’s Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich. The Series is published by the Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (TOAEP), in collaboration with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP). The Academy is most appreciative of its cooperation with CILRAP on developing high-quality open access publications in international law, promoting the advancement of international criminal law and human rights.

The Series includes work that is interdisciplinary and brings together academics and practitioners focused on practical and innovative applications of international criminal law. It covers relevant and topical areas that are under-researched or require renewed attention. Grounded in the legacy of the Nuremberg Principles – the foundation of contemporary international criminal law – it addresses persistent and pressing legal issues and explores the twenty-first century challenges encountered in combating impunity for core international crimes.