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

Benedictions

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio
U.S. Archbishop for the Military Services USA and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Imam Mohamed Magid
Executive Religious Director, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), Former President, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Speakers

Peter K. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.
President of

Angelika Schlunck, Ph.D.
State Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany

Benjamin Ferencz Esq,, Ph.D. (hon. causa)
Last living Nuremberg prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, Congressional Gold Medalist for his advocacy of human rights and justice (via Zoom)

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat
Former Senior U.S. Government Official, Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP

8:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

The International Military Trials (I.M.T.) 1945-1946 at Nuremberg and Subsequent Nuremburg Military Trials (N.M.T.) 1946-1949: US, France, British, Soviet Union, and German Perspectives 

Moderator

Viviane E. Dittrich, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, Germany

Speakers

Michael Bazyler
Professor of Law and The 1939 Society Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Chapman University, Fowler School of Law
U.S. Perspective

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

Stefanie Bock
Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, and Comparative Law, Philipps-University Marburg and Director of the International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials
German Perspective

Francine Hirsch
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Soviet Perspective

Hervé Ascensio
Professor of Law, Sorbonne Law School, University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (via Zoom)
French Perspective

9:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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

Moderator

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

Speakers

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

Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D.
Mitty Professor of Bioethics, Head, Division of Medical Ethics NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York

Ulf Schmidt
Professor of German History, University of Hamburg, Department of History, Germany

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 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

Rebecca Hamilton
Professor of Law, Tech, Law & Security Program, American University, Washington College of Law

Speakers

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

Gerd Hankel, Ph.D. jur. M.A.,
Senior Researcher, Hamburg Institute for Social Research, Germany

Michael Scharf
Co-Dean, School of Law Joseph C. Hostetler–BakerHostetler Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage in Ukraine – Russian War

Special Guest Speaker

Anton Korynevych, Ph.D.
Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (via Zoom)

Commentator

Anne-Marie Carstens
Assistant Professor and Director of Lawyering, University of Maryland Law School

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, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Speaker

Herbert R. Reginbogin, Ph.D.
Professor Instanbul Kent University Graduate School; Collegiate Fellow and Professor of Law, Institute for Policy Research,

Commentator

Eli M. Rosenbaum
Counselor for War Crimes Accountability, United States Department of Justice. Director, Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice.

1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

The Issue of Genocide Distinguished from Crimes Against Humanity

Moderator

David J. Scheffer
Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, and former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crime Issues

Speakers

Michael Kelly
Professor of Law, Senator Allen A. Sekt Endowed Chair in Law, Director— Nuremberg to The Hague Summer Program Creighton University School of Law

Hannah Garry
Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Clinic, USC Gould School of Law

Lawrence Douglas
James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, Amherst College

2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

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

Moderator

Sean D. Murphy
Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Speakers

Michael Bryant
Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island

Noëlle Quénivet
Professor in International Law, Bristol Law School, University of the West of England

3:45 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,

Speakers

Marshall J. Breger
Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law,

Deborah Donig, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English Literature, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California

David Luban
Distinguished University Professor (Law and Philosophy), Georgetown University and Distinguished Chair in Ethics, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, United States Naval Academy

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Break

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

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

Moderator

Deborah Amos
Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence, Princeton University, New Jersey, award-winning international correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR)

Speakers

Jonathan Askonas
Fellow, Center for the Study of Statesmanship, Assistant Professor of Politics,

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

Michael Bazyler
Professor of Law and the 1939 Society Scholar in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Chapman University, Fowler School of Law

Dmytro Koval, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Member of the Board of the Center of Civil Liberties, Kyiv, Ukraine

Oona A. Hathaway
Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

Michael Scharf
Co-Dean, School of Law and Joseph C. Hostetler–BakerHostetler Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Commentators

Beth Van Schaack, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of State Ambassador-At-Large for Global Criminal Justice

Angelika Schlunck, Ph.D.
State Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Justice of Germany

6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Final Reflections

Speaker

Ambassador Stewart E. Eizenstat
Former Senior U.S. Government Official, Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP, Adviser to Secretary of State Blinken on Holocaust Issues, and Chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

*Please note that the views expressed by the above speaker are those in his personal capacity.

Ending Benediction

Rabbi Emeritus Lyle Fishman
Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Silver Spring; Md., Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law School

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Reception

Hosted by The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, Nuremberg, Germany

We wish to thank the Potomac Law Group, PLLC, for their financial support.

 

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