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19 - 20 October 2018
Nuremberg Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Forum 2018: 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute: Law, Justice and Politics

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. The panels will cover topical issues such as: case selection, length of the proceedings, victims’ participation and reparations, exercise of jurisdiction, complementarity and practices of the ICC, including amendments to the Rome Statute, and state engagement / disengagement.

Registration for the event will begin mid March. Kindly bear in mind that the venue has limited seating. Online registration will close once the venue has reached maximum capacity.