The Nuremberg Moot Court is organised each year by the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the International Criminal Law Research Unit at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. The Nuremberg Moot Court 2023 was held in-person in Nuremberg, Germany from 19 to 22 July 2023. The final round, which was open to the public, took place at the historic Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. University teams from all over the world were invited to argue a fictitious case before the "International Criminal Court".
A moot court is a simulated court proceeding which invites students of law to compete based on their oral and written legal argumentation and presentation, from both the prosecution and defence positions. Dissecting both complex procedural and substantive issues of international criminal law, students are given the unique opportunity to develop their lawyering skills and plead before a bench of "judges" comprised of highly esteemed professionals, such as national and international judges, academics and other legal practitioners.
Teams could apply for the Nuremberg Moot Court 2022 from 5 December 2022 to 30 January 2023. For more information please click here.