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Past Projects

Acceptance of International Criminal Justice

The Acceptance study is the first interdisciplinary research project of the Nuremberg Academy aiming at developing  comprehensive research tools for assessing the acceptance of international criminal justice in different situation countries.

Cooperation in the prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence

The Nuremberg Academy is pleased to launch its Guiding Principles and Recommendations which seek to enhance the potential for effective cooperation between international and national justice mechanisms on the one hand, and civil society actors on the other in the prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence.

Islam and International Criminal Justice

Partly in response to a growing focus on crimes committed in multiple conflicts in the Islamic world, and the debate on the politics of international justice that entangles multiple themes, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy convened a conference of experts to deliberate on the theoretical and practical concerns related to accountability for core international crimes in the Muslim world.

Refugees as Potential Witnesses of International Crimes

The project "Refugees as potential witnesses of international crimes" focuses on promoting deeper understanding of potential bridging and channeling of relevant information for the prosecution of core international crimes. The "Guidelines for Social Workers and Care Providers in Germany" are available for download.

Resource Center on Complementarity Monitoring

The Nuremberg Academy has been collaborating with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies on a research project analysing the ability of crisis and situation countries to investigate and prosecute core international crimes. The project concluded in 2020 with the publication of the methodology that has been developed following in-depth research by leading experts.

The Deterrent Effect of International Criminal Tribunals

This project was based on a study of the deterrent effect of the International Criminal Court. An examination of several non-ICC situations, particularly where other tribunals have been active, provided a comparative perspective. Two countries under the jurisdiction of the ICTY (e.g. Serbia and Kosovo) as well as Sierra Leone and Rwanda were examined.

Workshop with journalists

At a one-week media workshop, journalists from State Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC received on-the-job training from specialized media coaches.