Book Chapter on Significance of Nuremberg Principles


Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy, contributed a book chapter on the significance of the Nuremberg Principles (“La portée des principes de Nuremberg”) to a French book publication edited by Philippe Gréciano and Martial Mathieu and published by Éditions Pedone in 2018. The new book Juger les crimes contre l’humanité : Les leçons de l’histoire (Judging Crimes Against Humanity: Lessons from History) includes a preface by Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, former President of the International Criminal Court, and contains overall 20 chapters written by scholars and practitioners of international criminal law.

The edited volume is based on a conference that was organized by the Université Grenoble Alpes on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Klaus Barbie trial in Grenoble, France, on 23 and 24 November 2017. Dr. Dittrich had been invited to the conference and gave opening remarks in French. The article highlights the significance and modernity of the Nuremberg Principles with a view to national prosecutions of international crimes today, emphasizing the origins and direct importance of crimes against humanity as laid out in article 6c of the Statute of the International Military Tribunal for the Klaus Barbie trial.

More information on the book publication, please click here (external link).