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UEL professor delivers lecture on 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

Nuremberg Principles paved the way for modern international law

A University of East London (UEL) professor has delivered special lecture in Courtroom 600 – scene of the Nuremberg Trials where senior Nazi officials were brought to justice after World War II.

Chandra Lekha Sriram (pictured), Professor of International Law and International Relations, was participating in the International Nuremberg Principles Academy´s Second Annual Forum earlier this month.

The Forum commemorated the adoption of the seven Nuremberg Principles by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1946.

Professor Sriram, who is the director of UEL’s Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, spoke about the relationship between domestic accountability, peace, democracy and the effects of international trials.

The seven Nuremberg Principles are based on the Nuremberg Trials charter and legal judgements and form the basis of modern international criminal law and justice.