From the Nuremberg Trials to the International Criminal Court
International Criminal Law Practice

From the Nuremberg Trials to the International Criminal Court

The Nuremberg Trial of the Main War Criminals established new guidelines for international criminal jurisdiction. Nevertheless, it was more than half a century before, on 1 July, 2002, that a permanent International Criminal Court dealing with war crimes and violations of human rights was finally established in The Hague. The permanent exhibition illustrates the legal, political and moral aspects which the Nuremberg Trial and the International Criminal Court in The Hague have in common, and where they differ.

In the discussion, we will illustrate the link from the Nuremberg "trial of the century" to today's International Criminal Court and discuss why the International Criminal Court is necessary, what it can achieve and what it cannot be expected to do. In the 3-hour programme, the ad-hoc tribunals (Yugoslavia and Rwanda) and the hybrid tribunals (including Cambodia) will be discussed. In the 4-hour version, the group will mainly address in depth current issues of war crimes and genocide.

Target group:

Students over 14, adults, military, police


City of Nuremberg Human Rights Office (MRB)
Nuremberg Human Rights Centre (NMRZ)

FormatDurationTarget groupLanguageParticipants (max)Cost * 
Moderated Discussions 120 minutesA en 25 50,00 €Enquiry
Moderated Discussions 180 minutesA en 25 70,00 €Enquiry
Moderated Discussions 240 minutesA en 25 90,00 €Enquiry
Moderated Discussions 120 minutesB en 25 80,00 €Enquiry
Moderated Discussions 180 minutesB en 25 110,00 €Enquiry
Moderated Discussions 240 minutesB en 25 140,00 €Enquiry
  • A = School and university students, young people (up to 18 years of age), apprentices, members of police and German army
  • B = Adults and tourists

* All prices are plus Admission price