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International Institute of Air and Space Law

International Air Law Moot Court Competition

The International Air Law Moot Court Competition is a unique opportunity for students seeking to gain experience in the development of arguments in the field of international law and international air law, while also establishing contacts around the world.

Air Law Moot Court

11th Air Law Moot Court: 17-19 April 2020 | Shanghai

The International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University is happy to announce that the eleventh edition of the International Air Law Moot Court is going to take place in Shanghai, China. This year, the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University and co-founder of the competition, the Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation from India, join forces with East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL), the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC) and China Eastern to organize the 11th edition of the Competition.

We invite Universities having an interest in international air law to send a team to the Competition which will be held on 17-19 April 2020 in Shanghai, China. Accommodation and meals for the duration of the competition, from 17-19 April 2020 to be exact, for a maximum of three team members and one coach, will be covered. In extraordinary circumstances, please contact airlawmootcourt@law.leidenuniv.nl.

CASE
On the right side you will find this year's case concerning the dispute between the Republic of Carpania (applicant) and the Kingdom of Gondour (respondent) involving questions of international law and international air law;  as well as the Rules of Procedure, the National Rules of Procedure (in case a national round is required), the time schedule of the competition and other relevant documents.

Practical Information

Registration is now open. The deadline for registration is 29 October 2019. Teams can register by sending an email to airlawmootcourt@law.leidenuniv.nl, including the following information:

  • Name of University:
  • Country:
  • Team members: (first + family name, gender)
  • Coaches: (first + family name, gender)
  • Attachments: Student cards or registrations at the university

Registration is completed successfully when the registration fee (see below) has been paid and received.

The deadline for payment of the registration fee (€ 150 per team) is 1 November 2019. Please transfer the amount to:

Swift: ABNANL2A
IBAN: NL80ABNA0566427710
Address: Gustav Mahlerlaan, 1000 EA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Account name: International Institute of Air and Space Law

Teams are required to send the Bureau an electronic copy of both Applicant and Respondent Memorials by 8AM (CET) on 20 January 2020 via e-mail airlawmootcourt@law.leidenuniv.nl.
One hard copy of the Applicant Memorial and one hard copy of the Respondent Memorial should be sent to the address provided below on 20 January 2020 at the latest. Please provide the proof of dispatch/shipment by sending an e-mail to airlawmootcourt@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Leiden University
International Institute of Air and Space Law
Attn. Mr Niall Buissing
P.O.Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

In addition, nine hard copies of applicant and respondent memorials have to be sent to the moot court venue. An official postal address of the venue will be communicated to teams that registered successfully.

National Rounds

Where more than three teams from one country register to participate in the Competition, a National Pre-Selection Round shall determine which top teams will represent that country in the International Rounds.

With 20+ teams registering for the competition, the National India Rounds are a challenging pre-selection round. The selection takes place during a ONE -day event and is organized and hosted by the Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation

Date: 1 February 2020
Location: Army Institute of Law, Mohali

Deadline to submit hard copy Memorials to local venue: 20 January 2020
Opponents' Memorials sent to participating teams: 27 January 2020

More practical information regarding this national round will be communicated by the national partner after the registration has closed.

For the third consecutive year, a national pre-selection round will be necessary in China. The National China Rounds will be organised by the Air Law Association of China Law Society and China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)

Date: 21-23 February 2020
Location: Beijing

Deadline to submit hard copy Memorials to local venue: TBC
Opponents' Memorials sent to participating teams: TBC

More practical information regarding this national round will be communicated by the national partner after the registration has closed.

This year, for the first time, a national round will be organized in Russia. The local organizer responsible for the national round is the Institute of Air and Space Law AEROHELP in St. Petersburg in collaboration with the Russian Arbitration Center in Moscow.

Date: 10 February 2020
Location: Russian Arbitration Center, Moscow

Deadline to submit hard copy Memorials to local venue: 1 February 2020
Opponents' Memorials sent to participating teams: 5 February 2020

More practical information regarding this national round will be communicated by the national partner after the registration has closed.

For registration in the National Rounds, please follow the same procedure as registration for the International Rounds, however only the winning teams of the national round that qualify for the international rounds shall be required to pay the registration fee of EURO 150.

Are you interested to promote the Competition and to become a national or regional partner? Contact us for more information. 

Contact

For further questions please send an email to airlawmootcourt@law.leidenuniv.nl

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