4. Oktober 2012 - 5. Oktober 2012

Through the Lens of Nuremberg. The International Criminal Court at its Tenth Anniversary


To mark the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, we will host the conference “Through the Lens of Nuremberg – The International Criminal Court at its Tenth Anniversary”.

The conference will focus, inter alia, on the role of the Nuremberg principles in the development of international criminal law and how
these principles‘ claim of universality can be furthered.

Speakers will include experts on the Nuremberg trials, representatives from the ICC and other international courts and tribunals, the African
Union and Arab League, and a number of renowned international criminal law experts from academia, government and civil society.
Registrations for the conference are welcome:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

2:00 pm: Opening Remarks by Peter Küspert, President of the High Regional Court, Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney, M.A. (Oxon), Legal Adviser/ Director General for Legal Affairs, Federal Foreign Office and Dr. Oscar Schneider, former Federal Minister of Germany

2:30 pm: Keynote Speech by Judge Sang-Hyun Song, President of the International Criminal Court: The implementation of the Nuremberg Principles within the framework of the International Criminal Court

3:00 pm: Panel: The Nuremberg Trials and their Relevance Today
Ben Ferencz, Former Chief Prosecutor for the US Army at the Einsatzgruppen-Trial

Hans-Peter Kaul, Judge at the International Criminal Court

Christoph Safferling, Professor of International Criminal Law, University Marburg

4:00 pm: Coffee break
4:30 pm: Interview with Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, Interviewer: Joseph Roberts-Mensah, Africa Director, Wayamo Communication Foundation

5:00 pm: Panel: Head of State Immunity - A Thing of the Past?
Dapo Akande, Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, St Peter's College

Stefan Barriga, Deputy Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the UN

Brenda J. Hollis, Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, The Hague / Freetown

Helmut Kreicker, Attorney General´s Office, Karlsruhe, Germany

6:00 pm: End of Day 1

8:00 pm: Dinner at Grand Hotel with Honorary “Nuremberg Lecture for Peace and Justice”

Friday, October 5, 2012

09:00 am: Panel: How to deal with Critical Perceptions of the ICC in African and Arab Countries?
Dareen Aboul Naga, Desk Officer for Legal Affairs at the Cabinet of the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Cairo

Max du Plessis, University of KwaZulu-Natal and practising barrister in South Africa

Gerd Hankel, Hamburg Institute for Social Research

Tiyanjana Maluwa, Pennsylvania State University School of Law and School of International Affairs

Bill Pace, Convenor, Coalition for the ICC (CICC)

10:30 am: Panel: The Role of the United States in International Criminal Justice
William Lietzau, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Rule of Law & Detainee Policy, Pentagon

David Scheffer, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago

Beth Van Schaack, Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice of the U.S. Department of State

John Washburn, Convenor, American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the ICC

11:45 am: Coffee Break

12:00 am: Panel: Experiences of Prosecutors in International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
Bettina Ambach, Director of Wayamo Communication Foundation

Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague

Norman Farrell, Prosecutor, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (tbc)

Brenda J. Hollis, Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone, The Hague / Freetown

Hassan Bubacar Jallow, Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania

1:30 pm: Lunch

2:30 pm: Panel: The principle of Complementarity and its Effects on Domestic Prosecution in Uganda, Kenya and Libya
Phakiso Mochochoko, Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, International Criminal Court (tbc)

Githu Muigai, Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya

Fredrick Ruhindi, State Minister for Justice, Uganda

Elham Saudi, Director, Lawyers for Justice in Libya

4:00 pm Coffee Break

4:30 pm: Final Session: Outlook
Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of States Parties

Reinhard Müller, Editor Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Bill Schabas, Middlesex University in London

Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the UN

5:30 pm End


Michaela Lissowsky

Gründungsbüro Internationale Akademie Nürnberger Prinzipien, Fürther Str. 80a, 90429 Nürnberg





Nürnberg, Courtroom 600 Memorium Nuremberg Trials, Bärenschanzstr. 72, Nürnberg


Federal Foreign Office, Wayamo Communication Foundation and Founding Office International Academy Nuremberg Principles