Invictus Negotiation and Mooting Society

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The purpose of the Invictus Negotiations and Mooting Society is to sharpen the member’s abilities in drafting legal memorials (also known as memoranda), facilitate the professional application of the law to the provided facts and develop irrefutable legal arguments.

The skills learned will be put into practice through the simulated court proceedings (modeled after the International Criminal Court’s legal proceedings, for example), where the members will be able to develop their debating, advocacy, and persuasive skills in a court setting. The members will learn how to do the necessary researching and fact-finding to support the ‘client’s’ interest and master the bargaining power.

The members of the Committee will have the privileged opportunity to further expand their mooting abilities through high-prestige competitions such as the International Negotiation Competition and the Nuremberg Moot Court.

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Nuremberg Moot Court 2019

International Criminal Law

The Nuremberg Moot Court invites participants from across the globe to argue a fictitious international criminal law case before the "International Criminal Court". Dissecting both complex procedural and substantive issues of international criminal law, students are given the opportunity to apply and develop their skills and moot at the historic Courtroom 600 at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. This unique location allows students to practice international criminal law at its very birthplace, offering a historical educational experience. The organizers coordinate with highly esteemed professionals in the field, such as judges, academics and other practitioners to sit on the moot court panels.

Additional Information:

  • Number of students per team: 4 Students
  • Language of the competition: English
  • Locations: Nuremberg, Germany
  • Registration Fee: None
    Rules can be found here

Important Dates:

  • Written Submission: Sunday, 21st April 2019
  • Oral Rounds: 24 - 27 July 2019

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Lachs Space Law Moot Court 2019

Space Law

Since its inception by the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) in 1992, the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition has grown to cover four world regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa. More than 60 teams participate yearly in this competition. Registered teams get exclusive on-line access to papers of the IISL’s Colloquium Proceedings from 2005 to date. 

The World Finals competition takes place within the framework of the IISL’s annual Colloquium, which is a contained event in the International Astronautical Congress to be held in Washington, D.C., USA. The Lachs competition offers an unparalleled learning experience to all teams at all levels in a fair and cordial environment.

Regional winners receive financial support to attend the World Finals. The IISL’s Lachs competition is particularly distinguished by the tradition of judges of the International Court of Justice presiding over and judging the World Final.

Additional Information:

  • Number of students per team: 2-3 Students
  • Language of the competition: English
  • Registration Fee: 200 EUR per team
    Rules can be found here

Important Dates:

  • Written Submission: Monday, 25th February  2019
  • Regional Oral Rounds: 21 - 24 May 2019 (Paris, France)
  • Finals: 21 - 25 October 2019 (Washington, D.C., USA )

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Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court 2019

International Human Rights Law

The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is an international human rights law moot court competition. Teams argue a hypothetical case on issues of international human rights law, as if they were before a world Human Rights Court, on the basis of the International Bill of Human Rights and other applicable (such as regional) human rights instruments.

 The Competition is presented by the Centre for Human Rights based at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Academy on Human Rights, Washington College of Law, American University and the United Nations Human Rights Council Branch (HRCB) at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Additional Information:

  • Number of students per team: 2 Students
  • Language of the competition:  English, French and Spanish
  • The Competition involves a written phase after which teams are selected for the oral phase
  • Registration Fee: None
    Rules can be found here

Important Dates:

  • Written Submission: Thursday, 25th April 2019
  • Oral Rounds: 15 - 19th July 2019 (Geneva, Switzerland)

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