The International Nuremberg Principles Academy invites young academics at the beginning of their careers to apply for scholarships for this year’s Summer School for Junior Professionals to be held in Nuremberg, Germany from August 1 to August 12, 2016.
In our selection, priority will be given to young scholars and teachers of international criminal law and humanitarian law from countries currently experiencing or likely to experience challenges in the field of accountability for international crimes.
The young academics will join other participants – young prosecutors, judges and investigating magistrates from the following countries: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Cote d’Ivoire; Mali; Central African Republic (CAR); Nigeria; South Sudan; Libya; Ukraine and Georgia.
The Summer Academy provides participants an opportunity to acquire or deepen their knowledge of substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law.
With the facilitation of leading experts and practitioners participants will also acquire practical knowledge on all aspects relating to the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of core international crimes and get an introduction to transnational crimes.
A tour of the historic Court 600 where the trial of Nazi leaders was conducted by International Military Tribunal and the city of Nuremberg are part of the guided tour on offer.
About the Nuremberg Academy
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) is a foundation dedicated to the advancement of international criminal law.
The Academy was founded by the German Foreign Office, the Free State of Bavaria, and the City of Nuremberg in November 2014. Located in Nuremberg, Germany – the birthplace of modern international criminal law – it is conceived as a forum for the discussion of contemporary issues in the field.
The mission of the Nuremberg Academy is to promote the universality, legality, and acceptance of international criminal law and its application around the world.
Its main fields of activity include interdisciplinary research, capacity building and training in the field of international criminal law and human rights education.
The applicant should possess a good understanding of International Criminal Law and/or International Humanitarian Law.
He/she should have a Master degree in these or related fields and be working on research projects or teaching on these subjects. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
The scholarships cover all costs including visa expenses, flights, travel insurance, full board and lodging, daily allowance, field trips, and transportation.
Those interested should send a motivation letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org
15th March, 2016.