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Upcoming Moot Court Competitions

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies is proud to host the following moot court competitions in 2019:

Children’s Rights Moot Court Competition

3 – 5 April 2019, Leiden

The Children’s Rights Moot Court Competition (CRM) was initiated by the Department of Child Law of Leiden Law School in 2014 at the occasion of the twenty-fifth Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, with the aim to offer students an opportunity to engage with each other in an international moot court concerning complex and highly topical children’s rights matters.

The Competition is open to all university teams, consisting of a minimum of two, and a maximum of four students. Participating students should be actively enrolled in a Bachelor or Master programme of law. They should not possess any professional pleading experience.  Non-law students may be considered eligible, provided that they have a level of legal knowledge suitable to the competition.

For competition details, please visit our website.

Telders International Moot Court Competition

23 – 25 May 2019, The Hague

Every year in May, more than a hundred law students from all over Europe convene in The Hague, City of Peace and Justice, to compete in the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition.

This competition provides a valuable opportunity to improve legal writing and presentation skills, essential to young law students in their future professional career. The Telders Competition is the most prestigious of its kind in Europe. Through the competition, law students learn about the practical side of courtroom law and gain experience grounded in the principles of the rule of law, civil society and fair play.

The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition is open to all European university students who are currently enrolled in their bachelors or masters phase of their study.

For competition details, please visit our website

ICC Moot Court Competition

2 – 7 June 2019, The Hague

Now in its 14th year, the ICC Moot Court Competition (ICCMCC) welcomes universities from all over the world for a large scale moot court simulating the proceedings of the International Criminal Court. The Competition consists of an extensive six-day educational and social program, which brings together students of diverse backgrounds and cultures to The Hague to challenge their skills as future international lawyers.

The teams that will qualify for the Final Round of the Competition will have the chance to plead at the International Criminal Court. During the preliminary oral rounds, quarter-finals and semi-finals, judges and legal officers from international courts and tribunals, professors of international (criminal) law, and other legal professionals will act as judges and assess each team’ s pleadings.

This year’s ICC Moot Court Problem focuses on the crime of aggression in the context of humanitarian intervention, the responsibility of a lawyer for providing government authorities one-sided legal advice, and suppression of evidence gained through an unlawful search of defendant’s home.

For competition details, please visit our website.

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