28.03.2023 Nuremberg Principles Conference

On March 27, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bock (ICWC) spoke at the conference "The Nuremberg Principles: The Contemporary Challenges" at the Catholic University of America about the "Legacy of Nuremberg" from a German perspective.

Foto: Bundesarchiv

While initially perceived by the majority as one-sided victors' justice, the Nuremberg trials are now of central importance for Germany's self-image. Germany sees itself as being historically responsible for the enforcement of international law and therefore takes an active role in the fight against the impunity of crimes under international law. This is evident, for example, in the prosecution of state torture in Syria or of the genocide of the Yezidis by German courts, but also in the proceedings against former concentration camp personnel, which have been stepped up in recent years.

Photo: ICWC
Photo: ICWC

The conference was organized by the Institute for Policy Research at the Catholic University of America in cooperation with the International Research and Documentation Center for War Crimes Trials (ICWC), the Federal Ministry of Justice of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C., the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, and Case Western Reserve University School of Law.