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International Justice and The Rule of Law: The 70th Anniversary of Nuremberg

20/11/2015

70 years ago today, the Nuremberg trials opened in Germany. Last night, the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law together with UCL's Centre on International Courts and Tribunals held an event on 'International Justice and The Rule of Law: The 70th Anniversary of Nuremberg'

The event provided an opportunity to hear leading experts and relatives of those participating in the original trial reflect on this important moment for the rule of law and international justice. The event offered a historical perspective on the legacy of the Tribunal and its influence on the development of international criminal law.

A keynote presentation was given by Lord Justice Fulford (Deputy Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, and former judge International Criminal Court 2003-2012).

The audience then heard readings from the Nuremberg trial transcripts. Professor Philippe Sands QC (Professor of Law, UCL, Matrix Chambers and screenwriter, 'My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did') narrated and directed Ann Tusa and Sir John Tusa (Authors of 'The Nuremberg Trial') as well as descendants of those participating in the original trial.

Tom Blackmore (grandson of Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, Prosecutor at Nuremberg), Patrick Lawrence QC (4 New Square and grandson of Sir Geoffrey Lawrence, Presiding Judge, Nuremberg), and Niklas Frank (son of Hans Frank, defendant at Nuremberg) came together to give readings.

The event concluded with a presentation by Dr Fabricio Guariglia (Director of the Prosecutions Division, International Criminal Court).

An audio recording of the event will be available here shortly.