The International Nuremberg Principles Academy - the right idea at the right time and in the right place.

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy - the right idea at the right time and in the right place.
“We have to understand that up
                                                                                                                                                                                                  until now we only could prevent        “The International Nuremberg Principles Academy –
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crime in a symbolic manner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  We will never be able to stop all                                the right idea at the right time
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crimes. But we have the duty to try,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  as well as we can. I am 93 now;                         and in the right place.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the future is up to you.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Kaul, Judge at the International Criminal Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Benjamin Ferencz, Prosecutor in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Establishing the International
                                            The Academy’s Goals                                                                                     The Academy as a Forum                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuremberg Principles Academy

                                            “We want to continue where Robert H. Jackson finished in his closing              The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is to establish                                                                                                                                           Nuremberg,           The Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, with its historical Court Room 600 where
                                            address. Jackson not only banked on the power of moral conviction, but            a worldwide forum at the historical venue of the Nuremberg                                                                                                                                               location of the      the Nuremberg Trials were held from 1945 to 1949, is to be the location of the
                                            also on the preventative effect of criminal law, as seen within national            Trials. Jurists from international criminal courts, academics,                                                                                                                                                              International Nuremberg Principles Academy. Nuremberg is closely linked to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Academy
                                            states. 1945 marked the ‘end of impunity’ for grave breaches of inter-                diplomats and opinion leaders from all over the world will                                                                                                                                                                both the crimes of National Socialism and the way these crimes were dealt
                                            national law – war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against                          discuss aspects of international criminal law here.                                                                                                                                                              with by criminal law.
Dr. Oscar Schneider,                        peace. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy wants to make                  Following the recommendations of the Scientific Founding
Former Federal Minister                     a systematic, holistic and interdisciplinary contribution towards the            Committee, the International Academy will develop activities
Spokesperson of the Board                   implementation of the Nuremberg Principles. The foundation of the                in the fields of target group specific in-service training, inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Initiative           The idea to establish the International Nuremberg Principles Academy was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            launched by the Board of Trustees of the Documentation Centre Nazi Party
of Trustees for the Documentation           Academy is in keeping with the German policy of promoting the rule of          disciplinary research and human rights education. With target
Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rally Grounds. Members include the Bavarian Prime Minister, Horst Seehofer,
                                            law and the protection of human rights worldwide.”                             group specific training seminars, for example for governments,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the State Minister for Cultural Affairs, Bernd Neumann, the Lord Mayor of
                                                                                                                                  legal practitioners and journalists from countries affected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the City of Nuremberg, Dr. Ulrich Maly, and Charlotte Knobloch, president of
                                            “Nuremberg changed the world. With the Nuremberg Principles, the                  by major human rights violations, the Academy will promote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Jewish Congregation of Munich and Upper Bavaria, as well as other
                                            foundation was laid for a new order applicable to all of humanity, with            the translation of international criminal law to national law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            representatives of the Federal Government, the Free State of Bavaria and the
                                            equal rights for all. With the Academy, building this new order can be          Knowledge gained in the training and human rights education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            City of Nuremberg. The Board’s spokesman is former Federal Minister of
                                            continued, with the particular legitimacy and the historical credibility              seminars will also be integrated into the inter-disciplinary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Building, Dr. Oscar Schneider. The foundation of the International Nuremberg
                                            which only Nuremberg can offer. The time is not just right for this new                                     research of the International Academy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Principles Academy receives financial support from the Federal Republic’s
Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Kaul,                   institution, its foundation in the near future is absolutely necessary in             With its activities, the International Nuremberg Principles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foreign Office, from the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg.
Judge at the International Criminal Court   the current situation.”                                                                   Academy will make a systematic contribution towards
                                                                                                                                implementing the Nuremberg Principles, the core of today’s
                                            “The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is to establish a world-                international criminal law. The International Nuremberg                                                                                                                                            Recommendations      Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling, Prof. Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Prof. Dr. Eckart Conze
                                            wide forum promoting the exchange of experience between practitioners                    Principles Academy is to be established as a foundation.                                                                                                                                          by the Scientific    and Prof. Dr. Anja Seibert-Fohr, recommend in their Project and Feasibility Study
                                            working in international and national criminal jurisdiction. In order to                 Wide ranging material and non-material support will be                                                                                                                                                                 the foundation of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. The members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Founding Committee
                                            strengthen an active complementarity at national and international levels,                       needed for its establishment and its future work.    Contact and Further Information:                                                                                                                          of the International Expert Advisory Board, including practitioners of international
                                            the Scientific Founding Committee recommends three fields of action:                                                                                  Founding Office                                                                                                                                           criminal law, such as Hans-Peter Kaul, Judge at the International Criminal Court,
Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling,             inter-disciplinary research, target group specific training and human rights                                                                          International Nuremberg Principles                                                                                                                        and Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the
Spokesperson of the Scientific Founding     education.”                                                                                                                                           Academy                                                                                                                                                   former Yugoslavia, support the recommendations of the Founding Committee.
Committee                                                                                                                                                                                         Egidienplatz 23
                                                                                                                                                                                                  90403 Nuremberg
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tel: +49 (0)911 231-14206
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fax: +49 (0)911 231-14020
                                                                                                                                                                                                  foundingoffice@stadt.nuernberg.de
                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.international-nuremberg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  principles-academy.de
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy - the right idea at the right time and in the right place.
“We have to understand that up
                                                                                                                                                                                                  until now we only could prevent        “The International Nuremberg Principles Academy –
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crime in a symbolic manner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  We will never be able to stop all                                the right idea at the right time
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crimes. But we have the duty to try,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  as well as we can. I am 93 now;                         and in the right place.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the future is up to you.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Kaul, Judge at the International Criminal Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Benjamin Ferencz, Prosecutor in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Establishing the International
                                            The Academy’s Goals                                                                                     The Academy as a Forum                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuremberg Principles Academy

                                            “We want to continue where Robert H. Jackson finished in his closing              The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is to establish                                                                                                                                           Nuremberg,           The Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, with its historical Court Room 600 where
                                            address. Jackson not only banked on the power of moral conviction, but            a worldwide forum at the historical venue of the Nuremberg                                                                                                                                               location of the      the Nuremberg Trials were held from 1945 to 1949, is to be the location of the
                                            also on the preventative effect of criminal law, as seen within national            Trials. Jurists from international criminal courts, academics,                                                                                                                                                              International Nuremberg Principles Academy. Nuremberg is closely linked to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Academy
                                            states. 1945 marked the ‘end of impunity’ for grave breaches of inter-                diplomats and opinion leaders from all over the world will                                                                                                                                                                both the crimes of National Socialism and the way these crimes were dealt
                                            national law – war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against                          discuss aspects of international criminal law here.                                                                                                                                                              with by criminal law.
Dr. Oscar Schneider,                        peace. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy wants to make                  Following the recommendations of the Scientific Founding
Former Federal Minister                     a systematic, holistic and interdisciplinary contribution towards the            Committee, the International Academy will develop activities
Spokesperson of the Board                   implementation of the Nuremberg Principles. The foundation of the                in the fields of target group specific in-service training, inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Initiative           The idea to establish the International Nuremberg Principles Academy was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            launched by the Board of Trustees of the Documentation Centre Nazi Party
of Trustees for the Documentation           Academy is in keeping with the German policy of promoting the rule of          disciplinary research and human rights education. With target
Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rally Grounds. Members include the Bavarian Prime Minister, Horst Seehofer,
                                            law and the protection of human rights worldwide.”                             group specific training seminars, for example for governments,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the State Minister for Cultural Affairs, Bernd Neumann, the Lord Mayor of
                                                                                                                                  legal practitioners and journalists from countries affected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the City of Nuremberg, Dr. Ulrich Maly, and Charlotte Knobloch, president of
                                            “Nuremberg changed the world. With the Nuremberg Principles, the                  by major human rights violations, the Academy will promote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Jewish Congregation of Munich and Upper Bavaria, as well as other
                                            foundation was laid for a new order applicable to all of humanity, with            the translation of international criminal law to national law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            representatives of the Federal Government, the Free State of Bavaria and the
                                            equal rights for all. With the Academy, building this new order can be          Knowledge gained in the training and human rights education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            City of Nuremberg. The Board’s spokesman is former Federal Minister of
                                            continued, with the particular legitimacy and the historical credibility              seminars will also be integrated into the inter-disciplinary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Building, Dr. Oscar Schneider. The foundation of the International Nuremberg
                                            which only Nuremberg can offer. The time is not just right for this new                                     research of the International Academy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Principles Academy receives financial support from the Federal Republic’s
Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Kaul,                   institution, its foundation in the near future is absolutely necessary in             With its activities, the International Nuremberg Principles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foreign Office, from the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg.
Judge at the International Criminal Court   the current situation.”                                                                   Academy will make a systematic contribution towards
                                                                                                                                implementing the Nuremberg Principles, the core of today’s
                                            “The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is to establish a world-                international criminal law. The International Nuremberg                                                                                                                                            Recommendations      Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling, Prof. Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Prof. Dr. Eckart Conze
                                            wide forum promoting the exchange of experience between practitioners                    Principles Academy is to be established as a foundation.                                                                                                                                          by the Scientific    and Prof. Dr. Anja Seibert-Fohr, recommend in their Project and Feasibility Study
                                            working in international and national criminal jurisdiction. In order to                 Wide ranging material and non-material support will be                                                                                                                                                                 the foundation of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. The members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Founding Committee
                                            strengthen an active complementarity at national and international levels,                       needed for its establishment and its future work.    Contact and Further Information:                                                                                                                          of the International Expert Advisory Board, including practitioners of international
                                            the Scientific Founding Committee recommends three fields of action:                                                                                  Founding Office                                                                                                                                           criminal law, such as Hans-Peter Kaul, Judge at the International Criminal Court,
Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling,             inter-disciplinary research, target group specific training and human rights                                                                          International Nuremberg Principles                                                                                                                        and Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the
Spokesperson of the Scientific Founding     education.”                                                                                                                                           Academy                                                                                                                                                   former Yugoslavia, support the recommendations of the Founding Committee.
Committee                                                                                                                                                                                         Egidienplatz 23
                                                                                                                                                                                                  90403 Nuremberg
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tel: +49 (0)911 231-14206
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fax: +49 (0)911 231-14020
                                                                                                                                                                                                  foundingoffice@stadt.nuernberg.de
                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.international-nuremberg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  principles-academy.de
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy - the right idea at the right time and in the right place.
“We have to understand that up
                                                                                                                                                                                                  until now we only could prevent        “The International Nuremberg Principles Academy –
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crime in a symbolic manner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  We will never be able to stop all                                the right idea at the right time
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crimes. But we have the duty to try,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  as well as we can. I am 93 now;                         and in the right place.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the future is up to you.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Kaul, Judge at the International Criminal Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Benjamin Ferencz, Prosecutor in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Establishing the International
                                            The Academy’s Goals                                                                                     The Academy as a Forum                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuremberg Principles Academy

                                            “We want to continue where Robert H. Jackson finished in his closing              The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is to establish                                                                                                                                           Nuremberg,           The Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, with its historical Court Room 600 where
                                            address. Jackson not only banked on the power of moral conviction, but            a worldwide forum at the historical venue of the Nuremberg                                                                                                                                               location of the      the Nuremberg Trials were held from 1945 to 1949, is to be the location of the
                                            also on the preventative effect of criminal law, as seen within national            Trials. Jurists from international criminal courts, academics,                                                                                                                                                              International Nuremberg Principles Academy. Nuremberg is closely linked to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Academy
                                            states. 1945 marked the ‘end of impunity’ for grave breaches of inter-                diplomats and opinion leaders from all over the world will                                                                                                                                                                both the crimes of National Socialism and the way these crimes were dealt
                                            national law – war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against                          discuss aspects of international criminal law here.                                                                                                                                                              with by criminal law.
Dr. Oscar Schneider,                        peace. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy wants to make                  Following the recommendations of the Scientific Founding
Former Federal Minister                     a systematic, holistic and interdisciplinary contribution towards the            Committee, the International Academy will develop activities
Spokesperson of the Board                   implementation of the Nuremberg Principles. The foundation of the                in the fields of target group specific in-service training, inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Initiative           The idea to establish the International Nuremberg Principles Academy was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            launched by the Board of Trustees of the Documentation Centre Nazi Party
of Trustees for the Documentation           Academy is in keeping with the German policy of promoting the rule of          disciplinary research and human rights education. With target
Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rally Grounds. Members include the Bavarian Prime Minister, Horst Seehofer,
                                            law and the protection of human rights worldwide.”                             group specific training seminars, for example for governments,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the State Minister for Cultural Affairs, Bernd Neumann, the Lord Mayor of
                                                                                                                                  legal practitioners and journalists from countries affected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the City of Nuremberg, Dr. Ulrich Maly, and Charlotte Knobloch, president of
                                            “Nuremberg changed the world. With the Nuremberg Principles, the                  by major human rights violations, the Academy will promote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Jewish Congregation of Munich and Upper Bavaria, as well as other
                                            foundation was laid for a new order applicable to all of humanity, with            the translation of international criminal law to national law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            representatives of the Federal Government, the Free State of Bavaria and the
                                            equal rights for all. With the Academy, building this new order can be          Knowledge gained in the training and human rights education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            City of Nuremberg. The Board’s spokesman is former Federal Minister of
                                            continued, with the particular legitimacy and the historical credibility              seminars will also be integrated into the inter-disciplinary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Building, Dr. Oscar Schneider. The foundation of the International Nuremberg
                                            which only Nuremberg can offer. The time is not just right for this new                                     research of the International Academy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Principles Academy receives financial support from the Federal Republic’s
Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Kaul,                   institution, its foundation in the near future is absolutely necessary in             With its activities, the International Nuremberg Principles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foreign Office, from the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg.
Judge at the International Criminal Court   the current situation.”                                                                   Academy will make a systematic contribution towards
                                                                                                                                implementing the Nuremberg Principles, the core of today’s
                                            “The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is to establish a world-                international criminal law. The International Nuremberg                                                                                                                                            Recommendations      Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling, Prof. Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Prof. Dr. Eckart Conze
                                            wide forum promoting the exchange of experience between practitioners                    Principles Academy is to be established as a foundation.                                                                                                                                          by the Scientific    and Prof. Dr. Anja Seibert-Fohr, recommend in their Project and Feasibility Study
                                            working in international and national criminal jurisdiction. In order to                 Wide ranging material and non-material support will be                                                                                                                                                                 the foundation of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. The members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Founding Committee
                                            strengthen an active complementarity at national and international levels,                       needed for its establishment and its future work.    Contact and Further Information:                                                                                                                          of the International Expert Advisory Board, including practitioners of international
                                            the Scientific Founding Committee recommends three fields of action:                                                                                  Founding Office                                                                                                                                           criminal law, such as Hans-Peter Kaul, Judge at the International Criminal Court,
Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling,             inter-disciplinary research, target group specific training and human rights                                                                          International Nuremberg Principles                                                                                                                        and Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the
Spokesperson of the Scientific Founding     education.”                                                                                                                                           Academy                                                                                                                                                   former Yugoslavia, support the recommendations of the Founding Committee.
Committee                                                                                                                                                                                         Egidienplatz 23
                                                                                                                                                                                                  90403 Nuremberg
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tel: +49 (0)911 231-14206
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fax: +49 (0)911 231-14020
                                                                                                                                                                                                  foundingoffice@stadt.nuernberg.de
                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.international-nuremberg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  principles-academy.de
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy - the right idea at the right time and in the right place.
First Activities
High-Level Symposium   Internationally renowned experts in international law from both practice and         International       To mark the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the International Criminal   Training with Journalists   Journalists from States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC were given      Summer School            Students from the United States were given further training in a Summer
                       research met for a High-Level Symposium. They included the Judges Thomas             Conference          Court (ICC), the conference “Through the Lens of Nuremberg – The International                                 in-service training by specialised media coaches during a one week Media                                School on international criminal law. The programme is characterised
                       Buergenthal and Hans-Peter Kaul, as well as representatives of leading Non-                              Criminal Court at its Tenth Anniversary” was held.                                                             Workshop.                                                                                               by its focus on practical issues. Kenyan students also took part in this
                       Government Organisations, such as Richard Dicker (Human Rights Watch) and
                                                                                                            “Through the Lens                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Summer School.
                                                                                                                                Speakers included ICC President, Sang-Hyun Song; the Chief Prosecutor at the                                   “In order to sharpen awareness on issues of international justice, we need
                       David Tolbert (International Center for Transitional Justice), criminal defence      of Nuremberg”
                                                                                                                                ICC, Fatou Bensouda; the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome                               well informed and professionally trained local journalists who can enlighten
                       lawyers at international criminal courts, and the former President of the Sierra                         Statute of the ICC, Tiina Intelmann; high-ranking representatives from situation                               the affected population about the goals and the procedure of the Inter-                                 “Right from the start it was clear that the programme was not only going
                       Leone Tribunal, Geoffrey Robertson.                                                                      countries, such as Githu Muigai, Attorney General for the Republic of Kenya; and                               national Criminal Court, ” said journalist Bettina Ambach, Director of the                              to provide me with career opportunities, but also satisfy my thirst for
                       Government representatives with considerable experience in international                                 representatives of organisations such as the Arab League.                                                      Foundation “Wayamo”, after doing the first Media Training in Nuremberg.                                 knowledge about international criminal law. Because the venue was
                       criminal law, such as Harold Koh (then legal adviser at the US State Office),                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nuremberg, the cradle of international criminal law, it gave me the
                                                                                                                                At this conference, experts from the International Criminal Court and officials                                “In Nuremberg, I understood the origins of international criminal law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Darleen Seda             opportunity of getting to know both the city and the court room where
                       Stephen Rapp (US Special Ambassador), and the Permanent Representatives to                               from situation countries and Non-Member States who normally do not meet were                                   It also became clear to me how important it is to remember human rights
                       the United Nations, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid (Jordan) and Christian Wenaweser                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Nuremberg Trials were held.”
                                                                                                                                brought together in an open discussion forum.                                                                  crimes – and how necessary it is to deal with them,” confirms radio
                       (Liechtenstein) presented an overview of the character and the tasks for a future                                                                                                                                       journalist Judie Kaberia from Kenya.
                       International Nuremberg Principles Academy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The special thing about the Summer School was that different people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from different cultures got together. This made me a more open and more
                       The symposium’s participants agreed that the power of the new Academy to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tolerant person and gave me a better understanding of other cultures.”
                       bring together influential people as well as its potential for imparting education
                       must be rated very highly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               William Kahare Muthee
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy - the right idea at the right time and in the right place.
First Activities
High-Level Symposium   Internationally renowned experts in international law from both practice and         International       To mark the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the International Criminal   Training with Journalists   Journalists from States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC were given      Summer School            Students from the United States were given further training in a Summer
                       research met for a High-Level Symposium. They included the Judges Thomas             Conference          Court (ICC), the conference “Through the Lens of Nuremberg – The International                                 in-service training by specialised media coaches during a one week Media                                School on international criminal law. The programme is characterised
                       Buergenthal and Hans-Peter Kaul, as well as representatives of leading Non-                              Criminal Court at its Tenth Anniversary” was held.                                                             Workshop.                                                                                               by its focus on practical issues. Kenyan students also took part in this
                       Government Organisations, such as Richard Dicker (Human Rights Watch) and
                                                                                                            “Through the Lens                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Summer School.
                                                                                                                                Speakers included ICC President, Sang-Hyun Song; the Chief Prosecutor at the                                   “In order to sharpen awareness on issues of international justice, we need
                       David Tolbert (International Center for Transitional Justice), criminal defence      of Nuremberg”
                                                                                                                                ICC, Fatou Bensouda; the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome                               well informed and professionally trained local journalists who can enlighten
                       lawyers at international criminal courts, and the former President of the Sierra                         Statute of the ICC, Tiina Intelmann; high-ranking representatives from situation                               the affected population about the goals and the procedure of the Inter-                                 “Right from the start it was clear that the programme was not only going
                       Leone Tribunal, Geoffrey Robertson.                                                                      countries, such as Githu Muigai, Attorney General for the Republic of Kenya; and                               national Criminal Court, ” said journalist Bettina Ambach, Director of the                              to provide me with career opportunities, but also satisfy my thirst for
                       Government representatives with considerable experience in international                                 representatives of organisations such as the Arab League.                                                      Foundation “Wayamo”, after doing the first Media Training in Nuremberg.                                 knowledge about international criminal law. Because the venue was
                       criminal law, such as Harold Koh (then legal adviser at the US State Office),                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nuremberg, the cradle of international criminal law, it gave me the
                                                                                                                                At this conference, experts from the International Criminal Court and officials                                “In Nuremberg, I understood the origins of international criminal law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Darleen Seda             opportunity of getting to know both the city and the court room where
                       Stephen Rapp (US Special Ambassador), and the Permanent Representatives to                               from situation countries and Non-Member States who normally do not meet were                                   It also became clear to me how important it is to remember human rights
                       the United Nations, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid (Jordan) and Christian Wenaweser                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Nuremberg Trials were held.”
                                                                                                                                brought together in an open discussion forum.                                                                  crimes – and how necessary it is to deal with them,” confirms radio
                       (Liechtenstein) presented an overview of the character and the tasks for a future                                                                                                                                       journalist Judie Kaberia from Kenya.
                       International Nuremberg Principles Academy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The special thing about the Summer School was that different people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from different cultures got together. This made me a more open and more
                       The symposium’s participants agreed that the power of the new Academy to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tolerant person and gave me a better understanding of other cultures.”
                       bring together influential people as well as its potential for imparting education
                       must be rated very highly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               William Kahare Muthee
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy - the right idea at the right time and in the right place.
First Activities
High-Level Symposium   Internationally renowned experts in international law from both practice and         International       To mark the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the International Criminal   Training with Journalists   Journalists from States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC were given      Summer School            Students from the United States were given further training in a Summer
                       research met for a High-Level Symposium. They included the Judges Thomas             Conference          Court (ICC), the conference “Through the Lens of Nuremberg – The International                                 in-service training by specialised media coaches during a one week Media                                School on international criminal law. The programme is characterised
                       Buergenthal and Hans-Peter Kaul, as well as representatives of leading Non-                              Criminal Court at its Tenth Anniversary” was held.                                                             Workshop.                                                                                               by its focus on practical issues. Kenyan students also took part in this
                       Government Organisations, such as Richard Dicker (Human Rights Watch) and
                                                                                                            “Through the Lens                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Summer School.
                                                                                                                                Speakers included ICC President, Sang-Hyun Song; the Chief Prosecutor at the                                   “In order to sharpen awareness on issues of international justice, we need
                       David Tolbert (International Center for Transitional Justice), criminal defence      of Nuremberg”
                                                                                                                                ICC, Fatou Bensouda; the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome                               well informed and professionally trained local journalists who can enlighten
                       lawyers at international criminal courts, and the former President of the Sierra                         Statute of the ICC, Tiina Intelmann; high-ranking representatives from situation                               the affected population about the goals and the procedure of the Inter-                                 “Right from the start it was clear that the programme was not only going
                       Leone Tribunal, Geoffrey Robertson.                                                                      countries, such as Githu Muigai, Attorney General for the Republic of Kenya; and                               national Criminal Court, ” said journalist Bettina Ambach, Director of the                              to provide me with career opportunities, but also satisfy my thirst for
                       Government representatives with considerable experience in international                                 representatives of organisations such as the Arab League.                                                      Foundation “Wayamo”, after doing the first Media Training in Nuremberg.                                 knowledge about international criminal law. Because the venue was
                       criminal law, such as Harold Koh (then legal adviser at the US State Office),                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nuremberg, the cradle of international criminal law, it gave me the
                                                                                                                                At this conference, experts from the International Criminal Court and officials                                “In Nuremberg, I understood the origins of international criminal law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Darleen Seda             opportunity of getting to know both the city and the court room where
                       Stephen Rapp (US Special Ambassador), and the Permanent Representatives to                               from situation countries and Non-Member States who normally do not meet were                                   It also became clear to me how important it is to remember human rights
                       the United Nations, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid (Jordan) and Christian Wenaweser                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Nuremberg Trials were held.”
                                                                                                                                brought together in an open discussion forum.                                                                  crimes – and how necessary it is to deal with them,” confirms radio
                       (Liechtenstein) presented an overview of the character and the tasks for a future                                                                                                                                       journalist Judie Kaberia from Kenya.
                       International Nuremberg Principles Academy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The special thing about the Summer School was that different people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from different cultures got together. This made me a more open and more
                       The symposium’s participants agreed that the power of the new Academy to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tolerant person and gave me a better understanding of other cultures.”
                       bring together influential people as well as its potential for imparting education
                       must be rated very highly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               William Kahare Muthee
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy - the right idea at the right time and in the right place.
First Activities
High-Level Symposium   Internationally renowned experts in international law from both practice and         International       To mark the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the International Criminal   Training with Journalists   Journalists from States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC were given      Summer School            Students from the United States were given further training in a Summer
                       research met for a High-Level Symposium. They included the Judges Thomas             Conference          Court (ICC), the conference “Through the Lens of Nuremberg – The International                                 in-service training by specialised media coaches during a one week Media                                School on international criminal law. The programme is characterised
                       Buergenthal and Hans-Peter Kaul, as well as representatives of leading Non-                              Criminal Court at its Tenth Anniversary” was held.                                                             Workshop.                                                                                               by its focus on practical issues. Kenyan students also took part in this
                       Government Organisations, such as Richard Dicker (Human Rights Watch) and
                                                                                                            “Through the Lens                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Summer School.
                                                                                                                                Speakers included ICC President, Sang-Hyun Song; the Chief Prosecutor at the                                   “In order to sharpen awareness on issues of international justice, we need
                       David Tolbert (International Center for Transitional Justice), criminal defence      of Nuremberg”
                                                                                                                                ICC, Fatou Bensouda; the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome                               well informed and professionally trained local journalists who can enlighten
                       lawyers at international criminal courts, and the former President of the Sierra                         Statute of the ICC, Tiina Intelmann; high-ranking representatives from situation                               the affected population about the goals and the procedure of the Inter-                                 “Right from the start it was clear that the programme was not only going
                       Leone Tribunal, Geoffrey Robertson.                                                                      countries, such as Githu Muigai, Attorney General for the Republic of Kenya; and                               national Criminal Court, ” said journalist Bettina Ambach, Director of the                              to provide me with career opportunities, but also satisfy my thirst for
                       Government representatives with considerable experience in international                                 representatives of organisations such as the Arab League.                                                      Foundation “Wayamo”, after doing the first Media Training in Nuremberg.                                 knowledge about international criminal law. Because the venue was
                       criminal law, such as Harold Koh (then legal adviser at the US State Office),                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nuremberg, the cradle of international criminal law, it gave me the
                                                                                                                                At this conference, experts from the International Criminal Court and officials                                “In Nuremberg, I understood the origins of international criminal law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Darleen Seda             opportunity of getting to know both the city and the court room where
                       Stephen Rapp (US Special Ambassador), and the Permanent Representatives to                               from situation countries and Non-Member States who normally do not meet were                                   It also became clear to me how important it is to remember human rights
                       the United Nations, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid (Jordan) and Christian Wenaweser                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Nuremberg Trials were held.”
                                                                                                                                brought together in an open discussion forum.                                                                  crimes – and how necessary it is to deal with them,” confirms radio
                       (Liechtenstein) presented an overview of the character and the tasks for a future                                                                                                                                       journalist Judie Kaberia from Kenya.
                       International Nuremberg Principles Academy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “The special thing about the Summer School was that different people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       from different cultures got together. This made me a more open and more
                       The symposium’s participants agreed that the power of the new Academy to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tolerant person and gave me a better understanding of other cultures.”
                       bring together influential people as well as its potential for imparting education
                       must be rated very highly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               William Kahare Muthee
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy - the right idea at the right time and in the right place.
“We have to understand that up
                                                                                                                                                                                                  until now we only could prevent        “The International Nuremberg Principles Academy –
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crime in a symbolic manner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  We will never be able to stop all                                the right idea at the right time
                                                                                                                                                                                                  crimes. But we have the duty to try,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  as well as we can. I am 93 now;                         and in the right place.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the future is up to you.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Kaul, Judge at the International Criminal Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Benjamin Ferencz, Prosecutor in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Establishing the International
                                            The Academy’s Goals                                                                                     The Academy as a Forum                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuremberg Principles Academy

                                            “We want to continue where Robert H. Jackson finished in his closing              The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is to establish                                                                                                                                           Nuremberg,           The Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, with its historical Court Room 600 where
                                            address. Jackson not only banked on the power of moral conviction, but            a worldwide forum at the historical venue of the Nuremberg                                                                                                                                               location of the      the Nuremberg Trials were held from 1945 to 1949, is to be the location of the
                                            also on the preventative effect of criminal law, as seen within national            Trials. Jurists from international criminal courts, academics,                                                                                                                                                              International Nuremberg Principles Academy. Nuremberg is closely linked to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Academy
                                            states. 1945 marked the ‘end of impunity’ for grave breaches of inter-                diplomats and opinion leaders from all over the world will                                                                                                                                                                both the crimes of National Socialism and the way these crimes were dealt
                                            national law – war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against                          discuss aspects of international criminal law here.                                                                                                                                                              with by criminal law.
Dr. Oscar Schneider,                        peace. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy wants to make                  Following the recommendations of the Scientific Founding
Former Federal Minister                     a systematic, holistic and interdisciplinary contribution towards the            Committee, the International Academy will develop activities
Spokesperson of the Board                   implementation of the Nuremberg Principles. The foundation of the                in the fields of target group specific in-service training, inter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Initiative           The idea to establish the International Nuremberg Principles Academy was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            launched by the Board of Trustees of the Documentation Centre Nazi Party
of Trustees for the Documentation           Academy is in keeping with the German policy of promoting the rule of          disciplinary research and human rights education. With target
Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rally Grounds. Members include the Bavarian Prime Minister, Horst Seehofer,
                                            law and the protection of human rights worldwide.”                             group specific training seminars, for example for governments,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the State Minister for Cultural Affairs, Bernd Neumann, the Lord Mayor of
                                                                                                                                  legal practitioners and journalists from countries affected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the City of Nuremberg, Dr. Ulrich Maly, and Charlotte Knobloch, president of
                                            “Nuremberg changed the world. With the Nuremberg Principles, the                  by major human rights violations, the Academy will promote
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Jewish Congregation of Munich and Upper Bavaria, as well as other
                                            foundation was laid for a new order applicable to all of humanity, with            the translation of international criminal law to national law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            representatives of the Federal Government, the Free State of Bavaria and the
                                            equal rights for all. With the Academy, building this new order can be          Knowledge gained in the training and human rights education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            City of Nuremberg. The Board’s spokesman is former Federal Minister of
                                            continued, with the particular legitimacy and the historical credibility              seminars will also be integrated into the inter-disciplinary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Building, Dr. Oscar Schneider. The foundation of the International Nuremberg
                                            which only Nuremberg can offer. The time is not just right for this new                                     research of the International Academy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Principles Academy receives financial support from the Federal Republic’s
Dr. h.c. Hans-Peter Kaul,                   institution, its foundation in the near future is absolutely necessary in             With its activities, the International Nuremberg Principles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foreign Office, from the Free State of Bavaria and the City of Nuremberg.
Judge at the International Criminal Court   the current situation.”                                                                   Academy will make a systematic contribution towards
                                                                                                                                implementing the Nuremberg Principles, the core of today’s
                                            “The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is to establish a world-                international criminal law. The International Nuremberg                                                                                                                                            Recommendations      Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling, Prof. Dr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Prof. Dr. Eckart Conze
                                            wide forum promoting the exchange of experience between practitioners                    Principles Academy is to be established as a foundation.                                                                                                                                          by the Scientific    and Prof. Dr. Anja Seibert-Fohr, recommend in their Project and Feasibility Study
                                            working in international and national criminal jurisdiction. In order to                 Wide ranging material and non-material support will be                                                                                                                                                                 the foundation of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. The members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Founding Committee
                                            strengthen an active complementarity at national and international levels,                       needed for its establishment and its future work.    Contact and Further Information:                                                                                                                          of the International Expert Advisory Board, including practitioners of international
                                            the Scientific Founding Committee recommends three fields of action:                                                                                  Founding Office                                                                                                                                           criminal law, such as Hans-Peter Kaul, Judge at the International Criminal Court,
Prof. Dr. Christoph Safferling,             inter-disciplinary research, target group specific training and human rights                                                                          International Nuremberg Principles                                                                                                                        and Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the
Spokesperson of the Scientific Founding     education.”                                                                                                                                           Academy                                                                                                                                                   former Yugoslavia, support the recommendations of the Founding Committee.
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