Judgment at Nuremberg

Special JUSTICE fundraising screening



Followed by Philippe Sands and Joshua Rozenberg in conversation with Helena Kennedy. Tickets £50.

Monday 14 May 2012, 6.15pm - ICA, London

The issues

  • Is victor’s justice tainted justice?
  • Should national sovereignty trump international standards?
  • Can high-profile terrorist and genocide defendants get a fair trial?

International criminal justice is in the news. In the US, Guantanamo detainee Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is appearing before a military commission. If convicted, he faces the death penalty. At the International Criminal Court in The Hague, former Liberian President Charles Taylor awaits sentence after his conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In Libya, the government wants Colonel Ghadafi’s son tried for war crimes in a domestic court, rather than at the ICC.

The film

The Oscar-winning film Judgment at Nuremberg opens present controversies to the lens of the past. It examines questions of individual complicity in crimes committed by the state, in the context of the Holocaust and the consequent Nuremberg Trials.

It was written by Abby Mann, directed by Stanley Kramer, and stars Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner and Montgomery Clift.

The panel

  • Helena Kennedy – chair of JUSTICE. Eminent QC, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords
  • Joshua Rozenberg – ‘Britain’s best-known commentator on the law’. Former BBC and Daily Telegraph legal correspondent
  • Philippe Sands – Professor of Law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University College London, and a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He is the author of Torture Team (Penguin, 2008)

Ticket price

Tickets for the evening are £50 each, covering film screening, panel discussion and a complimentary drink. This price includes a voluntary donation of £20 on which JUSTICE can claim Gift Aid. You are under no obligation to pay the voluntary donation portion of the ticket.


You can book your places:

  • Online - with a credit or debit card (click the link under 'Booking' below)
  • By post - please download an order form (click the click under 'Downloads' below)
  • By calling the JUSTICE office on 020 7762 6422 

Event details

Location:Institute of Contemporary Arts, cinema 1, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Date(s):14 May 2012


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