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20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute (please register)

October 19October 20

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce and invite you to its Nuremberg Forum 2018, the major annual conference held in Courtroom 600 at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, Germany on 19 and 20 October 2018. 
The Nuremberg Forum 2018 will pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute and will critically evaluate the past 20 years while also looking at the next 20 years in terms of practice and the ever-changing landscape of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC has seen many “firsts” in the last 20 years in terms of law, procedure and practice. The planned conference will offer a specific focus while addressing important challenges and critiques that have remained unresolved or have newly emerged in the context of the permanent court.
By analyzing the interplay between law, justice and politics, the Nuremberg Forum 2018 aims to examine key aspects and developments at the ICC. By providing this forum for critical reflections and discussions, the Nuremberg Academy aims to put the fundamental tenents of the Nuremberg Principles at the core of the discussions and assess the advancement and illuminate the development of international criminal law.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, the Nuremberg Academy will bring together more than 30 high-level international experts, practitioners and scholars from the field.

Panel I: Making of the Rome Statute
Panel II: Case selection
Panel III: Length of proceedings
Panel IV: Victims’ participation and reparations
Panel V: Exercise of jurisdiction, complementarity and practices of the ICC
Panel VI: State engagement and disengagement
Panel VII: Quo vadis, ICC? The ICC within the next 20 years

Speakers include: Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova (Kosovo Specialist Chambers); Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi (formerly International Criminal Court); Judge Philippe Kirsch (formerly International Criminal Court); Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji (International Criminal Court); Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (International Criminal Court); Ambassador Hans Corell (formerly United Nations); Dr. Philipp Ambach (International Criminal Court); Professor Morten Bergsmo (Centre for International Law Research and Policy); Mr. Bill Pace (Coalition for the International Criminal Court); Professor William Schabas (Middlesex University London); Mr. Richard Dicker (Human Rights Watch); and Professor Alex Whiting (Harvard Law School). 

Registration is now open.
In order to register for the event please fill in the registration form below. Kindly bear in mind that the venue has limited seating. Online registration will close once the venue has reached maximum capacity.
Further information here.


October 19
October 20


International Nuremburg Principles Academy


Historic Court Room 600, Palace of Justice, entrance “Memorium Nuremberg Trials”
Bärenschanzstrasse 79
Nürnberg, Nuremberg 90429 Germany
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