The Telders International Law Moot Court Competition has been held each year since 1977.
The Telders Moot 2021 will be an online mooting competition. The competition days are 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.
A training session on online litigation for participants of the Telders Moot Court 2021 will be held on Thursday 22 April at 18:00-19:00 hrs. CET.
The session will be given by Philippa Webb, Professor of Public International Law at King's College London and Sean Aughey, barrister at Essex Court Chambers, who practices international law and has also done online hearings at the ICJ and in domestic courts.
The topics of the session are:
· How is online litigation different to in-person litigation?
· Preparation and set-up
· During the hearing
· Top tips and avoiding common pitfalls
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.