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Semi-Finals Calendar of Hearings

The Semi-Finals Calendar of Hearings has been published.

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Amendment to the NMC Rules

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Nuremberg Moot Court 2020

The Oral Rounds of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2020 that were to be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from 29 July to 1 August 2020, were canceled due to COVID-19.

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Nuremberg Moot Court 2021 Online Competition

The competition will take place online in 2021.

Nuremberg Moot Court

The Nuremberg Moot Court is an international competition, held in English in Nuremberg, Germany. University teams from all over the world are invited to argue a fictitious case before the "International Criminal Court" during a three-day competition. A moot court is a simulated court proceeding which invites students of law to compete based on their oral and written legal argumentation and presentation, from both the prosecution and defense positions.

Dissecting both complex procedural and substantive issues of international criminal law, students are given the unique opportunity to develop their skills and plead at the historic Courtroom 600 in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, where the Nuremberg Trials against the major Nazi war criminals took place.

The International Military Tribunal held the Nuremberg Trials from 1945 to 1949. They resulted in the recognition of the Nuremberg Principles, which ultimately led to the creation of the International Criminal Court.

This location allows students to practice international criminal law at its very birthplace, offering both a historical and educational experience.

The organizers collaborate with highly esteemed professionals, such as national and international judges, academics, and other legal practitioners.

The organizers of the Nuremberg Moot Court are the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the International Criminal Law Research Unit at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

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Case Clarifications

The Clarifications to the Case of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2021 are now online.

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Rules 2021

The Rules of the Nuremberg Moot Court 2021 are now available.

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Case 2021

The Case is now available.

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The Organizers

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) is dedicated to the promotion of international criminal law and human rights. It is located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern international criminal law. Conscious of this historic heritage, the Nuremberg Academy supports the fight against impunity for universally recognized core international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression. The Nuremberg Academy promotes sustainable peace through justice, the Nuremberg Principles and the rule of law, by supporting worldwide enforcement of international criminal law, furthering knowledge, and building capacities at the national level to investigate and prosecute these crimes. 

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The International Criminal Law Research Unit at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (ICLU)

Professor Safferling and his team have a variety of research interests. Besides matters of criminal law and criminal procedure, these are in particular, European and international criminal law and the history of criminal law. There is also a specific interest in current criminal law developments in the field of cyber and computer crime.

An important part of ICLU’s work consists of research in international criminal law. The Research Unit not only follows current developments in this very dynamic field marked by great activity on the part of many states and the international community as well as legal scholarship, but it also endeavors to examine historical backgrounds, the political dimension and the future of international criminal law. The particular focus is on contemporary legal history. 

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The Nuremberg Principles

The Nuremberg Principles are a set of guidelines for determining what constitutes a war crime. 

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The Nuremberg Trials

The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals held by the Allied forces after World War II.

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