Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals in Germany

Deadline: 8 April 2018
Open to: young prosecutors, judges, magistrates and academics, from different conflict and post-conflict countries
Venue: 6– 17 August 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy invites young practitioners (prosecutors, judges and investigating magistrates) and young academics working in the field of international criminal law to apply for the 2018 edition of the Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals which will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from 6 -17 August 2018.

The Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals gives participants the possibility to acquire or deepen their knowledge of substantive and procedural aspects of the international criminal law. Guided by our faculty of leading international experts and practitioners, they will also acquire practical knowledge on all aspects relating to the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of core international crimes (crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide). They will also have the opportunity to participate in study visits to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds, the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice in Nuremberg.

The language of instruction at the Nuremberg Summer Academy is English.


In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Applicants should possess a good understanding of International Criminal Law and/or International Humanitarian Law;
  • Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience (prosecutors, judges, investigating magistrates) or be working on research projects or teaching in the field (academics);
  • Applicants should have a Master degree in the relevant field;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy will provide scholarships to selected applicants covering all costs including visa expenses, flights, travel insurance, full board and lodging, daily allowance, field trips, and transportation.

How to apply?

  • The Nuremberg Academy will select participants based on the quality of their application and due consideration given to gender balance and equitable geographic representation;
  • Participants will be selected based on the written application and a Skype interview;
  • Priority is to be given to young professionals directly involved in (or likely to be directly involved in) the investigation or prosecution of core international crimes, and to young professionals from conflict and post-conflict states;
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted;
  • Please send complete applications, including a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and a CV, directly via email (subject line: “Nuremberg Summer Academy 2018 application”) to Kiran Menon ( by 8 April 2018.

For more information, please visit the official web page.