Programme

Day 1

15 October 2021

What is the framework enforcing the ‘fight against impunity’?

 

10:00-12:00

Welcoming Remarks

Dr Christophe Eick, Legal Adviser, Director-General for Legal Affairs, German Federal Foreign Office

Georg Eisenreich, Bavarian State Minister of Justice

Marcus König, Lord Mayor of the City of Nuremberg

Opening Statement

Professor Claus Kreß, Chair for German and International Criminal Law, Director of the Institute of International Peace and Security Law, University of Cologne

Keynote addresses:

Patrícia Galvão Teles, Associate Professor of International Law, the Autonomous University of Lisbon, and Member, the United Nations International Law Commission

Navi Pillay, President of the Advisory Council, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, former High Commissioner, the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, former Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and International Criminal Court

12:00-13:00

Break and brief networking session

13:00- 13:45

Panel 1:
Reflecting on the post-WWII set up and the status quo today

Prof Dr Annette WeinkeCo-Director Jena Center Twentieth Century History, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Dr David W. Lesch, the Ewing Halsell Distinguished Professor of History, Trinity University

Facilitator: Nuremberg Academy

13:45-15:00 (with Q&A session)

Panel 2:
Harm caused to the community as a whole – reflections on the achievements and good practices so far

Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President, Assembly of States Parties to Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Payam Akhavan, Senior Fellow, Massey College, Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law; Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and Special Advisor on Genocide to the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Joanna Korner, Judge, International Criminal Court

Moderator: Marieke Wierda, transitional justice expert (personal capacity)

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-16:15 (45 min)

Panel 3:
Harm caused to the community as a whole – dissecting various objectives and respective changes in practices

Sarah Kihika Kasande, Head of Office, Uganda, International Center for Transitional Justice

Dr Brianne McGonigle Leyh, Associate Professor, School of Law, Utrecht University

Karen Mosoti, Head, Liaison Office of the International Criminal Court to the United Nations, the United Nations

Facilitator: Nuremberg Academy  

16:15-17:00 (45 minutes)

Panel 4:
Which crimes concern the ‘community as a whole’ and discussing the reasoning behind this classification and related developments

Olympia Bekou, Professor of Public International Law, Head of the School of Law, University of Nottingham

Shamila Batohi, Advocate, National Director of Public Prosecutions, the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa

Neha Jain, Professor, European University Institute

Facilitator: Nuremberg Academy

17:00-17:15

Coffee break

17:15-17:30

  Reflections on Day 1

Klaus Rackwitz, Director, International Nuremberg Principles Academy

Jolana Makraiová, Senior Officer for Interdisciplinary Research, International Nuremberg Principles Academy

Day 2

16 October 2021

Has the fight against impunity been living up to the Nuremberg Principles?

 

10:00-11:30

Side event: Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600

12:30-13:00

Session introduction: welcome back!

Meet and greet session

Brief reflections on Day 1 and key questions for Day 2

Klaus Rackwitz, Director, International Nuremberg Principles Academy

Jolana Makraiová, Senior Officer for Interdisciplinary Research, International Nuremberg Principles Academy

13:00- 14:15 (with Q&A session)

Panel 5:
Outlining the current system addressing or enforcing the Nuremberg Principles

Christoph Flügge, Former Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals

Dr Charles C. Jalloh, Professor of Law, Florida International University and Member, the United Nations International Law Commission

Jane E. Stromseth, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law, Law Centre, Georgetown University 

Moderator: 

Dr Anna Richterová, Prosecutor, Prosecutor General´s Office of the Czech Republic

14:15-14:30

Coffee break

14:30-15:30

Panel 6:
Reflecting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and wider aspirations of sustainable peace through justice

Yasmin Sooka, Commissioner and Chair of the Commission on Human Rights for South Sudan, human rights lawyer, Honorary Fellow at the University of Cape Town South Africa

Kingsley Abbott, Director, Global Accountability and International Justice, International Commission of Jurists

Dr Juan Botero, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Law School

Moderator: Kate Orlovsky, Director, the Hague Office, International Bar Association

15:30-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-17:00

Panel 7:
Similarities, differences and way forward: fight against impunity and accountability

Akila Radhakrishnan, President, Global Justice Center

Dr Mark Ellis, Executive Director, International Bar Association

Dr Anya Neistat, Legal Director, The Docket, Clooney Foundation for Justice

Facilitator: Nuremberg Academy

17:00-17:30

Official closing of the Nuremberg Forum 2021

Klaus Rackwitz, Director, International Nuremberg Principles Academy

Jolana Makraiová, Senior Officer for Interdisciplinary Research, International Nuremberg Principles Academy

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