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17 July 2019
Senatssaal, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen

Panel Discussion “Syria – Impunity for War Crimes? How the Nuremberg Principles can be enforced in the Syrian Conflict”

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg are co-organizing a public panel discussion on the occasion of the signing of the cooperation agreement between these two institutions in Erlangen, Germany, on 17 July 2019. The civil war in Syria has led to a number of questions in the international criminal law context, especially with regard to war crimes, to which the international community is at present unable to respond appropriately on the political level. Therefore, it is up to the nation states, including Germany, to establish criminal accountability. The panel discussion with practitioners and academics, moderated by Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich, will discuss possible responses on a national as well as on an international level. The event will be held in German, free entry, no registration required.

The event also commemorates the Day of International Criminal Justice, the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute on 17 July 1998. The Statute is the founding treaty of the ICC, which seeks to protect people from genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.

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