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75th Anniversary of the Verdict of the International Military Tribunal
September 30, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 1, 2021
On September 30 and October 1, 1946, the International Military Tribunal (IMT) delivered its Judgment in the trial against the most high-ranking political and military leaders of the German Nazi regime, the Third Reich.
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the International Nuremberg Principles Academy commemorate the issuance of the Judgment of the IMT with a special event: Two virtually held roundtable discussions with high-profile participants, dedicated to dissecting the historical and legal implications of the Nuremberg Trial Judgment and the link to contemporary prosecutions of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
First panel: The judgment as a precedent for the evolution of international criminal law
The two roundtables will cover the implications of the Judgment for the system of international criminal law. The first panel, on September 30, 2021 from 8:00 to 10:00 (ET) will analyze the legal aspects of the Judgment as a precedent for the evolution of the field of international criminal law. The speakers comprise are Chief Prosecutors who worked for the IMT’s successors in international courts and tribunals established after 1990 by the United Nations and the international community.
Stephen Rapp, Senior Visiting Fellow of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, former Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and Director of Prosecutions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues.
- Fatou Bensouda, former Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
- David Crane, former Prosecutor, Special Court of Sierra Leone
- Richard J. Goldstone, retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
Second panel: Legal implications of the judgment for prosecutors today
The second panel on October 1, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 (ET) will discuss the challenges for the prosecution of international crimes today and will reflect on the legal implications of the judgment of the International Military Tribunal of Nuremberg for prosecutors today.
The second roundtable will comprise Prosecutors currently serving at the ICC and other international courts and tribunals whose mandate is the prosecution of core international crimes and the Federal Chief Prosecutor of Germany who is responsible for prosecutions in German courts under the principle of universal jurisdiction.
Janet H. Anderson, International Journalist and Independent Consultant, The Hague
- Dr. Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor, United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
- Dr. Brenda J. Hollis, International Co-Prosecutor, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
- Norman Farrell, Prosecutor, Special Tribunal for Lebanon
- Dr. Peter Frank, Generalbundesanwalt, Bundesgerichtshof (Federal Prosecutor General, Federal Court of Justice)
- James Johnson, Prosecutor, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone
- Dr. Karim A. A. Khan QC, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
- Professor Alex Whiting, Deputy Prosecutor, Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office