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Competition

The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition has been held each year since 1977.

2021 edition

The Telders Moot 2021 will be an online mooting competition. Of course we will keep monitoring the situation and adjust the competition format if the Covid-19 situation would allow it. The competition days will be Monday 7 June until Saturday 12 June. There will be three rounds per day, with teams pleading twice as Applicant and twice as Respondent from Monday to Thursday. The Final Round will be held on Saturday 12 June.  National Rounds will be held in the month of April and May. National Organizing Commissions are free to determine the format of the National Rounds.

In March and April 2021, the Telders Organizing Office will offer all registered teams the opportunity to join online seminar sessions on the specific skills needed for online litigation. We will send you the dates of the workshops in due course.

2020 edition

The year 2020 marked the 43rd edition of the competition, which turned out to be a special edition. Due to severe restrictions introduced following the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID – 19) , the organization of the oral rounds in The Hague was not possible.

Fortunately, the written part of the Telders competition could still go ahead. The Applicant and Respondent memorials of the 31 participating teams were carefully reviewed by the 59 Members of the International Board of Review. We are very grateful for their invaluable help. You may find the results of the written competition in the Review Report of the 2020 edition.

We realise that teams and their coaches put months of work into preparing for the competition and we deeply regret that students were not able to meet each other and personally experience the oral pleadings in The Hague. Since the main objective of the Telders Competition is to stimulate students’ interest and knowledge of international law, we believe that participating in this ''written'' moot still offered a special opportunity for the participants.  

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