Lawyers, historians, theologians, and human rights activists from around the world reflect on the Nuremberg Principles and their application in today’s world.

March 27, 2023

7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Registration

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome

Speakers

Dr. Angelika Schlunck
State Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany

Dr. (hon. causa) Benjamin Ferencz Esq (on zoom)
Last living Nuremberg prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, Congressional Gold Medalist for his advocacy of human rights and justice

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat
Special Adviser on Holocaust Issues and Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

8:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

The IMT 1945-1946 at Nuremberg: US, France, British, Soviet Union, and German Perspectives and Subsequent NMT (1946-1949) Impact on American Law

Moderator

TBA

Speakers

Michael Bazyler
1939 Society Law Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies Chapman University, Orange, California

Toby Simpson, Ph. D.
Director of the Wiener Holocaust Library, London, England

Stefanie Bock
Professor of Criminal Law, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Francine Hirsch
Professor of History, University of Wisconsin

Hervé Ascensio
Sorbonne Law School, University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Judges’ Trial and Trial of the Doctors: Reflections on the Rule of Law & Medical Ethics

Moderator

Michael Bazyler
Professor of Law, 1939 Society Law Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies Chapman University, Orange, California

Speakers

Christoph Safferling
Professor of International Criminal Law, Friedrich-Alexander-University School of Law Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty
Professor of Bioethics, Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Kim Christian Priemel
Professor of History at the Department of Archaeology, Conservation, and History, University of Oslo, Norway

11:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Legacy: From International Criminal Ad Hoc Tribunals Rwanda (ICTR), former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to Establishing the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Recent Conviction of Uganda's Leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Dominic Ongwen in Terms of Today's Victims and Non-Victims

Moderator

TBA

Speakers

David Cohen
Director, Center for Human Rights and International Justice; WSD Handa Professor in Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University; Professor in Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University

Gerd Hankel
International Public and International Criminal Law University Hamburg Institute for Social Research

Michael Scharf
Co-Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio

1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Victor’s Justice – the U.S. and International Criminal Law 75 Years Since Nuremberg: Continuity or Change?

Moderator

John D. Altenburg, Major General (ret.)
Professorial Lecturer, George Washington Law School

Speaker

Herbert R. Reginbogin
Collegiate Fellow at Institute for Policy Research, Catholic University of America

Commentator

TBA

1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

The Issue of Genocide Distinguished from Crimes Against Humanity

Moderator

Ambassador Adama Dieng
Former Under Secretary General-Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide

Speakers

Michael Kelly
Senator Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law Professor, Creighton University School of Law

Leila Sadat
James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Criminalization of War Crimes and Current International Humanitarian Approaches Drawn from the Nuremberg Principles

Moderator

Sean D. Murphy
Manhattan Professor of International Law, George Washington Law School, Washington, DC

Speakers

Michael Scott Bryant
Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island

Noelle Quenivet
Professor of International Law, University of West England, Bristol

3:50 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Beyond Nuremberg: The Values of Memory, Truth, and Reconciliation

Moderator

Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, S.E.O.D
Dean and Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology, Catholic University of America

Speakers

Marshall Breger
Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America

Prince Zeid Ra'al Zeid Al Hussein
Jordan

David J. Luban
University Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Review of Political/Military Situation and Legal Issues as of the Date of the Conference

Moderator

TBA

Speakers

Jonathan Askonas
Asst. Prof of Political Science, The Catholic University of America

Christoph Safferling
Professor of International Criminal Law, Friedrich-Alexander-University School of Law Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Michael Bazyler
1939 Society Law Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies Chapman University, Orange, California

Oona A. Hathaway
Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

Michael Scharf
Co-Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio

Commentators

Beth Van Schaack
US Department of State Ambassador-At-Large for Global Criminal Justice

Angelika Schlunck
State Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation

Speaker

TBA

 

For more information about this event, please contact Lydia Korostelova at korostelova@cua.edu