Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials
Seventy years ago in 1945, the International Military Tribunal (IMT) at Nuremberg commenced to bring leading German officials who were charged with crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity to justice. Nuremberg taught us to re-conceptualize the notion of war and its worst consequences, as well as to reframe our response to it. This work, initiated following the devastation of the Second World War, is ongoing and unfortunately all too unfinished. Many organizations like the Harris Institute are dedicated to the betterment of the global society in the spirit of the Nuremberg principles. In particular, the Harris Institute's namesake, Nuremberg prosecutor Whitney R. Harris, and the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative (CAHI) links the Harris Institute closely to the Nuremberg legacy.
This webpage highlights events, publications, and other efforts initiated by that the Harris Institute and its partner organizations during this anniversary year to both honor the Nuremberg trial 70 years later and contribute to the eventual fulfillment of the Nuremberg principles.
- Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today - Film screening and Q&A with Film Producer Sandra Schulberg
(Date: TBD; Washington University School of Law)
- April 8, 2016 - Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Workshop for Professionals;
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
- September 2016 - Tenth Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials; Nuremberg, Germany
News and Resources
- Remembering Nuremberg 70 Years Later – Reflections and opening keynote address by Professor Leila Nadya Sadat, “The Nuremberg Principles 70 Years Later: Contemporary Challenges” conference commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trial; the International Nuremberg Principles Academy; Nuremberg, Germany
- Former Nuremberg Prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz Receives Harris Institute’s 2015 World Peace Through Law Award