What is the framework enforcing the fight against impunity?

Join us on Day 1 of the Nuremberg Forum 2021 (15 October) and utilise the opportunity to reflect on the Nuremberg Principles, the Nuremberg legacy/ies, the international criminal justice system and the Rome Statute system through a more holistic lens of seeking accountability and ending impunity for core international crimes.

We start with panel 1 and reflecting and learning more about the accountability steps taken post-WWII. Experts will compare these steps and case studies with the actions taken in the modern context and reflect on the historical facts in the Syrian context.

In panel 2, we will hear from experts in international criminal law on the current challenges in the common fight against impunity and towards sustainable peace through justice. We focus on good practices and best practices observed in the field and defining the common fight against impunity.

What is the end goal?

Panel 3 will move to dissect the various objectives connected with the common fight against impunity and share experts’ observations on the development of international criminal law and implementation and interpretation of the Nuremberg Principles today. Experts will discuss and reflect on challenges connected with potential tension between varied objectives.

Addressing which crimes?

Last but not least, the Nuremberg Principles also defined the crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity. They set out a tool to prosecute and convict individuals for these crimes – they have cut the connection between the crimes and states. This development set out individual criminal responsibility under international law for these crimes and the irrelevance of domestic legislation (lack of legislation) (Nuremberg Principle II, especially) in seeking accountability.

Panel 4 will discuss the development in international criminal law with respect to the codified crimes, discussion on expanding these crimes, focusing on dissecting the reasons behind the expansion of core international crimes, and broader challenges in the international criminal justice field.

All in all, we will take a step back and reflect on the legacy/ies of the Nuremberg Principles and understand the framework enforcing the common fight against impunity.

Join us to enrich the discussion.

Achieving sustainable peace through justice is a work in progress. Stay tuned to learn more about the content of this year's Nuremberg Forum. Soon we will provide more information here. Do you want to participate? Please register below.


For an updated list of all the speakers and their complete biographies and the programme, please visit the Nuremberg Forum 2021 virtual platform.

Event: The Nuremberg Forum 2021
Host: The International Nuremberg Principles Academy
Date: 15 and 16 October 2021
Where: online
Participants: International law experts, practitioners, young professionals, all interested experts and scholars

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