Call for Applications Nuremberg Summer Academy 2019

Country: Germany;

Deadline: 15.04.2019


The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce that applications for the 5th edition of its Nuremberg Summer Academy are now open. Young lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and academics from conflict and post-conflict countries are invited to apply to the 2019 edition of the Nuremberg Summer Academy, which will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from 5 to 16 August 2019.

Each year, the Nuremberg Summer Academy, a two-week intensive summer course, provides young professionals with an invaluable opportunity and stimulating learning experience to acquire or deepen their knowledge of substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law.

Guided by leading international experts and practitioners, the participants will acquire practical knowledge on the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of core international crimes. They will also have the opportunity to participate in study visits to the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the Memorium Nuremberg Trials, the Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in law and a Master’s degree in the relevant field.

  • 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 working as prosecutors, judges, lawyers or other legal professionals or working on research projects or teaching international criminal law or other relevant disciplines at accredited universities.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Full time participation and availability for the entire duration of the program are required.

New this year

The Nuremberg Academy is holding two editions of its Summer Academy in parallel: the Nuremberg Summer Academy in English and l’Académie d’été de Nuremberg in French. For the French edition, please find more details on the application process here.
Please note that applicants may only apply to one Summer Academy, either the English edition or the French edition.

Priority will 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. Due consideration will be given to gender balance and equitable geographic representation.

How to apply

Interested applicants are kindly requested to fill in the online application form by 15 April 2019 – midnight CET. Please note that due to the high number of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisted applicants will be called for a Skype interview between April and May 2019.

Fees and Scholarships

Participants are not required to pay any course fees.

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


Certificates of attendance will be awarded to participants on the last day of the program. Full time attendance during the entire program is required in order to receive a certificate.