Mass Trials for Mass Violences - What about "maxi-trials" 75 years after Nuremberg?

Monday, October 4, 2021toTuesday, October 5, 2021
Chancellor Day Hall OCDH 16. The event will also be webcast., 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA
Free. Register by emailing masstrial@ulb.be

An international symposium between Brussels and Montreal


  • October 4, 8:00-13:30, Montreal time
  • October 5, 9:00-noon, Montreal time

Download the Symposium program [.pdf], and see the original call for papers.

75 years after Nuremberg, what happened to “maxi-trials” that saw dozens of criminals — Nazis, or Japanese nationals before the International Military Tribunal for the Far East — prosecuted and judged together? Despite their shortcomings or even failures, their historical legacy persists. Given the chronic crisis faced by international criminal justice, would collective trials be possible and desirable today?

Organized by the Université libre de Bruxelles and McGill University, this bilingual and hybrid symposium will be an opportunity to question and conceptualise the adequacy and legitimacy of these collective trials in the current context(s).

For more information and to register, kindly email masstrial [at] ulb.be.

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