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The Fifth Volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series ‘The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court’ is out now

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy has published the latest volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series, a book entitled ‘The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court’, edited by Alexander Heinze and Viviane E. Dittrich.

This edited volume provides a broad perspective on the International Criminal Court’s development over time and explores some of its topical issues, achievements, challenges and critiques. The anthology combines reflections from scholars and practitioners and includes voices from inside and outside the Court, featuring multiple readings of its activities, practice and developments. In line with the volume’s title, the authors portray the establishment and development of the Court (hence the theme ‘past’), critically engage with its successes and challenges (‘present’) and draw conclusions on its achievements and way forward (‘future’). The book examines five key topics: prosecutorial policy and strategy, jurisdiction and admissibility, victims and witnesses, defence issues, and legitimacy and independence. It also includes a number of papers and speeches given at the Nuremberg Forum 2018.

The authors include Benjamin B. Ferencz, Leila Nadya Sadat, Fatou Bensouda, Bertram Schmitt, and 27 other leading actors and experts in the field of international criminal justice. The book also includes a foreword by Piotr Hofmański, President of the International Criminal Court, and by Mama Koité Doumbia, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims.

You can find more information and download the free e-book version of the book on the Nuremberg Academy website.

The Nuremberg Academy Series is a book publication series of the Nuremberg Academy, which is edited by the Academy’s Deputy Director Dr. Viviane E. Dittrich. The Series has been published by the Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (TOAEP). The Academy and the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP) co-operate on the promotion of high-quality open access publications in international law.

The Series includes work that is interdisciplinary and brings together academics and practitioners focused on practical and innovative applications of international criminal law. It covers relevant and topical areas that are under-researched or require renewed attention. Grounded in the legacy of the Nuremberg Principles – the foundation of contemporary international criminal law – it addresses persistent and pressing legal issues and explores the twenty-first century challenges encountered in combating impunity for core international crimes.

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