75th Anniversary of the IMT judgement – round table discussions on 30 Sept and 1 Oct 2021

75th Anniversary the Verdict of the International Military Tribunal
From Consensus in Nuremberg to Disagreement in Rome – The Prosecution of Core International Crimes Today

On 30 September and 1 October 1946, the International Military Tribunal (IMT) delivered its Judgement in the trial against the most high-ranking political and military leaders of the German Nazi regime, the Third Reich.

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Robert H. Jackson Center commemorate the issuance of the Judgement of the IMT with a special event: Two virtually held roundtable discussions with high-profile participants, dedicated to dissecting the historical and legal implications of the Nuremberg Trial Judgement and the link to contemporary prosecutions of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The two roundtables will cover the implications of the Judgement for the system of international criminal law.

The first panel, on 30 September 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 (CEST) will analyse the legal aspects of the Judgement as a precedent for the evolution of the field of international criminal law. The speakers comprise of Chief Prosecutors who worked for the Nuremberg Trials successors in international courts and tribunals established after 1990 by the United Nations and the international community:


Stephen Rapp, Senior Visiting Fellow of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, former Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and Director of Prosecutions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues;


Fatou Bensouda, former Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
David Crane, former Prosecutor, Special Court of Sierra Leone
Richard J. Goldstone, retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

The second panel on 1 October 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00 (CEST) will discuss the challenges for the prosecution of international crimes today and will reflect on the legal implications of the judgement of the International Military Tribunal of Nuremberg for prosecutors today. The second roundtable will comprise Prosecutors currently serving at the ICC and other international courts and tribunals whose mandate is the prosecution of core international crimes and the Federal Chief Prosecutor of Germany who is responsible for prosecutions in German courts under the principle of universal jurisdiction:


Janet H. Anderson, international Journalist and Independent Consultant, The Hague


Dr. Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor, United Nations International Residual Mechanism for
Criminal Tribunals
Dr. Brenda J. Hollis, International Co-Prosecutor, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of
Norman Farrell, Prosecutor, Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Dr. Peter Frank, Generalbundesanwalt, Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Prosecutor General, Federal Court of Justice)
James Johnson, Prosecutor, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone
Dr. Karim A. A. Khan QC, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Professor Alex Whiting, Deputy Prosecutor, Kosovo Specialist Chambers and SpecialistProsecutor’s Office (TBC)

The discussion on both days will be held in English and virtually via Zoom. Prior registration is required via this link https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BwTqGMX-RSqT20poM9o-iw

For more information, please check our website: 75th Anniversary of the Verdict of the International Military Tribunal : International Nuremberg Principles Academy

Nuremberg Forum 2021 – The Fight against Impunity since 1950:Living up to the Nuremberg Principles?

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) is pleased to announce that the registration for the Nuremberg Forum 2021 is now open. The forum will take place online on 15 and 16 October 2021.

Dedicated to marking the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Principles, the conference will examine the Nuremberg Principles today. It will reflect on the legal framework and system(s) established after WWII to tackle impunity and critically analyse whether this framework or system(s), or the fight against impunity in general, are living up to the Nuremberg Principles.The forum will seek to understand what challenges, if any, persist in terms of strengthening the common fight against impunity and towards sustainable peace through justice.

The conference is particularly relevant to experts, professionals, and students interested in international criminal justice, international criminal law, international relations and history, political and other social sciences, and has a focus both on academia as well as practice. We would like to especially invite young scholars, lawyers, and practitioners to join our discussion.

The programme can be accessed through the Nuremberg Academy’s official website and you can register for the event through this link: www.nurembergforum.org/

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

The Nuremberg Forum is an annual international conference organised by the Nuremberg Academy. It brings together leading scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and civil society, and provides a forum for dialogue and critical exchange on contemporary international criminal law matters. Located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern international criminal law, the Nuremberg Academy offers a neutral space, and is thus an apt setting, for the necessary dialogue on the development of international criminal law and the implementation and interpretation of the Nuremberg Principles today.

More information: www.nurembergforum.org/

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