Past Projects

Acceptance of International Criminal Justice

The Acceptance study was the first interdisciplinary research project of the Nuremberg Academy which aimed to develop comprehensive research tools for assessing the acceptance of international criminal justice in different situation countries.

Ethical Principles for International Criminal Judges

Arising from the Paris Declaration on the Effectiveness of International Criminal Justice, the project “Ethica, on the path to a common code of ethics for international criminal judges” examines issues of ethics and deontology in international criminal justice.



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.

Prevention and Accountability for Hate Speech

The project aimed to address the challenges of exposing and curbing hate speech in societies that have been affected by crimes punishable under international criminal law and other gross human rights violations. While assessing the legal responses towards hate speech in particular countries, it also seeked to trace and analyze its causes and effects as well as the social, political and media discourses on hate speech.

Private Investigations in International Criminal Justice

In November 2018, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy together with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and the Commission for International Justice and Accountability held an expert meeting and discussed the prospects of private investigations in international criminal justice.

Refugees as Potential Witnesses of International Crimes

The project "Refugees as potential witnesses of international crimes" focused 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 collaborated 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.